Thank you Pete, I did log in, but still did not find anywhere to open "Private Entry"!
I must be very dense, but have never had this problem before in all these many years
I've been a subscriber to this wonderful service. I started with WebTV years ago!
I invite you to visit the "Index" to my web-sites: HTTP://www.cullenn-7.com
I tested this by posting a private message on my test guestbook.
When logged in the message immediately under the line with the padlock symbol is the private message. You don't do anything extra to open it.
Test this by opening your guestbook through your site. Make a private post if there isn't one there already.
Open a new tab in your browser and log in to your Bravenet account.
Go back to the guestbook and hit F5 to refresh
The text of the private post should now appear below the line with the padlock icon.