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How to Read a Private Blogspot

Updated February 21, 2017

Blogspot is an online blogging platform. Bloggers are given a unique URL, or Web address, and complete creative control over their pages. Users can choose from a number of existing layout templates or tailor their own using the site's HTML editor. As a security measure, blogs can be made private by their owners. Once a page is made private, it can only be accessed by readers specified by the blog owner.

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  1. Contact the owner of the blog you wish to read. If the blogger is a close personal friend or relative, try phoning them for faster access. If you do not personally know the blogger, send them an e-mail explaining why you would like to follow their blog.

  2. Await response from the blogger or from a Blogspot representative. Occasionally a blogger will contact you with further questions before confirming you as a permitted reader. Once you are confirmed, an invitation to read the blog will be sent to your e-mail.

  3. Follow the appropriate link in the invitation e-mail. You will be given the option of signing into your Google account, creating a new Google account or continuing on to the blog as a guest reader.

  4. Access the blog. Bookmark the page for easier access in the future.

  5. Tip

    Blogspot will usually not contact blog owners on your behalf. The fastest way to obtain access to a private blog is by contacting the owner directly.


    Do not attempt to access a private blog through hacking or other manipulative means. This may result in suspended Blogspot privileges or more serious consequences.

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Things You'll Need

  • Blog owner's e-mail address

About the Author

Brandon Getty began writing professionally in 2008, with columns appearing in "Thrasher" magazine. He received a Bachelor of Arts in literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and lives in Stockton, Calif.

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