Re-read what I said...
Now, now Laurie. Before you go calling me a liar, let's look at what I said:
I hope to use this place as a medium for communication with my friends, family, and whoever else decides to take an interest.
Notice that I didn't say one way or the other who was going to be posting messages. I merely said that I would be communicating with my "friends, family, and whoever else..." The site is a way for us (my family, the Transplanted Texans) to talk, both with each other, and to the general populace. I may make changes in the future (I most likely will), but for now, I want to get us up and running before we start opening up the doors to anyone who wants in.