Comments In Person
Laurie, what you said is true:
...you told me in PERSON you are only letting family members join.
...but that still does not make me a liar. I never said posting would be open to everyone, and I even stated in my first response to you that, for the moment, posting is only open to family members. While I may change things in the future, these statements are totally true. I think you may be misunderstanding what I mean when I say 'join this blog'. Everyone in the world may read it (that's pretty much the point), but only those people whom I choose to allow may post here. Your friends are still able to read what you write, and are able to even email you in return (as they are your friends, they know your email address, right?), but they aren't able to post messages on the site.
The blog is a one-way communication method for myself (and the rest of my siblings) to the outside world. Those of us with the privilege of posting here may discuss things amongst ourselves, but the rest of the world must be content to read along. Which is really what the whole of the "blogsphere" is all about. Now granted, I'd be very interested in including some way for readers (not that there are many) to leave comments on the site, but without some extra money, that option is not available to me.
Anyway, I'm not a liar, you merely misunderstood, and need to go re-read what I have written.