The private area of the CPCUG Blog is now online, but accessible only to CPCUG Board Members. "Private" means not only that access is restricted, but that the content is kept from Search Engines, so as to avoid Bing or Google searches pointing at private Board-only Discussions.
Board approved matters, such as Final Minutes, will be available to Members separately from these Board-only matters.
This allows private conversations, in the form of comments following Blog posts. The full variety of its uses are yet to be explored, but it will be started with topical conversations and Draft Board Minutes. The former can be a ordinary discussion thread, supplementing the CPCUG-BOD email llist.
The posting of Draft Board Minutes allows interested Board Members to comment on Drafts, and propose revisions.