Have More Friends

When we first launched the private blog feature we limited it to 5 folks per blog while we could work out the details and the bugs.

A lot of people let us know they wanted more, and many said they’d pay for a few more users on their blog.

Well, now we’ve decided to make it so you can have up to thirty-five members on a blog absolutely free.

For people who want more than 35 members on a private blog, we’re probably going to make that a paid upgrade.

But for now, invite 35 of your closest friends to your secret or members-only blog, and talk about all those things you couldn’t on your public blog. 🙂


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  1. foolswisdom

    I am really excited by this development. Now make it easier for Julia and I to invite our friends to WordPress and subscribe to her blog by email 😉

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  2. MadMark

    That’s a good chance. It’s like a little private forum.
    Thank you guys!

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  3. trucex

    Sweet! I’ve got you at least one more customer that needs a private blog!

    Good work…yet again!

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  4. Babbler

    35 strikes me as odd number.

    Oh, good for those with private blogs. Chears!

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  5. wearedikonaca

    This place is getting better and better day after day! What’s next?!? 😉

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  6. girlfriday

    Thanks! Love the *more friends* option 😉

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  7. azahar

    Very cool! Thank you. 🙂

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  8. Colin

    Thanks guys.

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  9. Moey

    nice

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  10. adam

    that’s a much more sensible number, thanks!

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  11. therealdonquixote

    Sweet!!

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  12. Karen

    thanks!

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  13. بهمن

    Very good 😉
    Everyday better than yesterday!

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  14. sytycd

    YES!! Now I can talk about all those innapropriate things with more friends.

    Wait, I would never talk about something innapropriate.

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  15. Cindy

    Very nice as I did want to add content only specific users could see but couldn’t only choose five people. 😛

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  16. saniroy

    Thanks. It seems a chance to make a community forum better.

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  17. LearningNerd

    Who doesn’t want more friends? 🙂 Thanks, guys!

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  18. nightfox

    Is this like the LiveJournal thing?

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  19. [KwZ]

    Thank you so much, that was a major upgrade.

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  20. tnstampgirl

    Awesome addition! Can’t wait for the next update. I am so spoiled. Thank you!

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  21. Michael Sync

    good one..
    Is there any to contact with the owner of private blog?

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  22. raincoaster

    [opposite view] How much does it cost for a million? [/opposite view]

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  23. Zeezat

    Hi Matt,

    Five to Thirty Five. Wow! It is fantastic…

    Keep growing!

    Best Smile,
    Zeezat

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  24. Secret Project

    Pfft.

    Now the presure’s on.

    I thought 5 people was an accomplishment…

    Right. *raids 1973s School Year book and wonders who to contact*

    __________________________________________________________________

    Mischief aside, mes ami, merci.

    xx SP xx

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  25. m0u5y

    Well then – incentive to get my friends on here :D.

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  26. identical

    Really cool 😀

    I’ve just started my private blog yesterday, before this feature is announced 😎

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  27. Vish

    I don’t know where I’ve been, but I had no idea this feature existed. Fascinating! Thanks for the tip…

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  28. n2s1

    I am very very excited about this new development and also anxious to make new friends God bless you.

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  29. valya

    I’ll tell you a story
    About Jack-a-Nory,
    And now my story’s begun;
    I’ll tell you another,
    About Jack and his brother,
    And now my story is done.

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  30. tellitlikeitis

    Great job, guys. Yet another reason why WordPress is the best out there.

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  31. genevive

    I hope i can really have more friends with this! God bless you all!

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  32. aku

    Thanks a lot, Matt.

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  33. Thomas

    For some people a quite interesting feature ;-).

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  34. annoxero

    good, this thing seems to be improving. i was always afraid that blogger might become a lot better within sometime, but it’s nice to see wordpress too implementing new features

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  35. ubertech

    you guys rock!

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  36. eminencesanity

    great ..wordpress is bestest

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  37. stuffonwalls

    and now… looking for friends…

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  38. mohak

    this is superb!

    and I always thought people stop improvising once they gain critical mass!

    Cheers, besties

    Mohak

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  39. engtech

    Sounds like a great choice for a pay feature.

    I like the model of keep what’s good for 95% of the users free, and make some money off of the people who want that last 5%.

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  40. blayde

    This is cool, blogging at it’s heights, only at wordpress….

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  42. sital

    add me

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  43. sheida

    what about 50, that’s better

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  44. rici

    try add me then 😀

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  45. flamingnora

    35? Why not? It’s just crazy enough to work….

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  46. that girl again

    Spookily, 35 is the exact number of friends I have on lj. Not that I’m planning on moving, but it’s a nice, manageable number.

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  47. Brian Alexander

    Thats cool..but none of my friends that i know of blog..so yeah I won’t be using it. 😦

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  48. sanusi2humanity

    i just happy to be part of this, because i love meet new friends , love you all.

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  49. lonecone

    How do I invite friends? Please give me precise instructions. Thanks.

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  50. theorangejuiceandrollpunk

    HEY HO LET’S GO TO ROCK AND ROLL THE WORLD

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  51. alojeda81

    Thanks a lot

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  52. xppvp

    35 – already enough for now…

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  53. hadi

    sheida
    more is better obviously.nice job

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  54. nanoteam

    LOVE ME LOVE MY BLOG

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  55. drhaisook

    Nice feature. I might start my own private blog now..! 🙂

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  56. ehab

    Now i can have more readers on my studpid n secret things 😀 Thanks !

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  57. zaranda

    Nope! I vont to be alone … (Marlene Dietrich, I presume). I’m not sharing my blog, no ways. My subjects are sometimes far too contentious to have someone share the same blog.

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  58. porrolive

    hey look very exited because my blog is up now thank you WordPress!!

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  59. Sam

    I can finally start that blog which we couldn’t due to the limited number of friends.

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  60. angelstorm21

    lol – 35 friends huh ? lol well thats cool ! 🙂

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  61. argentin

    Tout ce qui sera fait pour améliorer la diffusion des blogs me rendra heureux. Je vote pour!

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  62. quelly

    g0oo00!!! blo00ogers….
    Keep it up!!! r0ck ON!!!
    kaya yan ng pinoy!!!:-*

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  64. firefly8868

    Sounds like an awesome upgrade … thanks!

    ~firefly

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  65. syman

    I would like to Music

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  66. sufi786

    COOL COOL COOL

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  67. gurzilla

    I dunno, cool I guess…I mean everybody says its cool and it sounds pretty cool. But I wonder if people will just clamor for bigger groups for private postings and the public blog will but wither away eventually. Nah, my catastrophism is misplaced I think. Nice addition WordPress, now if I can only convince my friends to read my blog instead of watching bad television…

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  68. sameena

    good

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  69. aeileen

    do strangers count? ha

    cool beans

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  70. mathews364

    what’s the status of the ‘more than 35’ option?

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