To open your private message just click where it is underlined, and says "private messages" on the top right hand side of the page. Then, open the message from that page. If it does not say "private messages" on the top right then it will say "notifications". If so. Click on "notifications" then when that opens up the drop down menu click where it says "private messages" and then it will open it up. Blogs probably are not going to get very many responses from people. It is a fairly new feature And not too many people "blog" here. Maybe you could try starting a thread on a subject in the appropriate forum and you will get the replies and input you are looking for. I am a little confused how you can find the page to write a blog. An find users "social pages" but can't get the private messages to work.