WordPress does have a stealth mode like we found, post-level password protection, and plugins available for assigning privacy levels. I've tested these last 2 options (unsuccessfully, but I need to try again). I'm still finding livejournal easier to use, and definitely faster running, but it's probably worth giving the WordPress functions some more tries. I probably just need to spend half an hour or so with the instructions and I'd have more luck with the plugins and such. Anyway, just wanted to let you know that a request to pack our bags might be forthcoming!