2-3 years ago blogging wasnt that dangrous...
now it is ...evil governments, evil ppl may hunt you for what you say on your blog .
I still like to blog for Private Readers - for those who I know - and I want to use b2evo .
I think it would be easy for 'b2evolution' to make a featuer that only private readers can read the private posts ...
because you guys already devloped a multi-user blog ...
in which just registered users can post and just "they" can see some of UN-PUBLISHED post .
just replace regtered users , with "private readers without posting ability" ,that can read "private published" posts .
peopel register their name and they will need to be approved by Admin (blogger) and then after admin approved it , They WILL NOT be forwared to the BACKOFFICE...
[as blog members are forwarded to the back office and they can see unpublished posts there...]
they should be forwarded to the blog , and they can see the Private Posts there as other normal posts .
plus in ,normal peopel should be able to read normal posts ...
the "Other" thing that comes to my mind is using INVITE SYSTEM,
for example , I know a good friend and I want him to read my private posts...and I know that he knows a lot of other good guys , he can invite them to read my blog ...without needing to be approved..
so a network of ppl can read my private posts and I would be boss and I could still bann a user from reading my private posts.
this is a great idea to push B2 ahead of other systems..I can tell you if you do this , you can competter with blogger , wordpress and MT ....today's worlds needs a Private Reader Based Blog System.
I hope , you have time to add this feature soon, because I like b2evo and I want to safely continue blogging .
Long life B2 Evolution. ;)