Reading Greg Morris’s post about self-censoring on his own blog got me wondering why more blogging CMS’s don’t support private posts. Well, I guess I do know why: generally a blogging CMS is to make posts available on the open web. But for CMS’s that are geared towards individuals that just want a place to write, it seems like having the ability to publish a post that is only visible to yourself would be a nice feature. And yeah, I know there are some CMS’s that do support this, but it would be nice to see this on the newer ones that have been released.1

  1. And no, drafts or “in review” posts don’t count; they need to be fully published posts, completely integrated into the timeline and nav that are otherwise hidden from public view. ↩︎