Publicity helps you express yourself more freely than you can anywhere else online. Instead of constantly worrying about the wrong person reading your writing, here you can relax and let the words flow out of you.

To enable this, gives you full control over how your words get out into the world. Whether you want to keep your writing completely private, limited to a certain audience, or sent out to the world wide web, you can do so with our flexible blog publicity settings.

Getting Started

If you go to your blog's Customize page, you will see a section labeled Publicity. This is where you can configure who gets to see your blog.

Let's explore the different options provided.


Whenever you create a blog, it starts off as “Unlisted”. This means that anyone with your blog's link can read your posts. Will future-employers be looking at your blog? Do you mainly distribute your posts through social media? Link to your blog on your personal site? “Unlisted” is a great fit in all of these cases.

This is the only option for your blog with a Free subscription. However, with a Pro subscription, it's just a default. Three other options open up for your blog.


What if you want your blog to be a digital journal? A private space where you can write without anyone looking over your shoulder? Make your blog “Private”. This means that nobody else can read the blog but you, and only when you're logged in.

Password Protected

What if you want your blog to be read only by some people? A place for drafts that only trusted confidants could see? Make your blog “Password Protected”. This meets somewhere in-between “Unlisted” and “Private”. Only the people who have the password you set can read your blog.


What if you want your blog to be part of a larger community? A place where you not only share your writing but can read the writing shared by others? Make your blog “Public”. This is a souped-up version of “Unlisted”. While still sharable by link, your posts also go into our built-in reading hub, Read

Learn more about Public blogs here.

Multiple Blogs

With multiple blogs as part of the Pro subscription, you can have three blogs coexist with distinct or overlapping publicity types.

Imagine having one blog that is your daily journal (“Private”), one blog for personal updates that only your family can see (“Password Protected”), and then another where your articles on programming can live for fellow programmers and potential employers to read (“Unlisted”).

We want to help you speak your mind, whether it's to everyone, a couple people, or even just to yourself. With, you have the ability to choose one or all of the above with our blog publicity options.

Get started with Pro for as little as $5 per month.

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