Public version: private entries at last!
I finally have private entries working, and properly!
If you log in to domesticat.net, you'll discover a new-to-you entry. It's got details on how to update the link your RSS feedreader uses so that you'll see all the entries you're entitled to see.
(ObNote for anyone who finds this via a search engine: you want the Simple Access module and the Token Authentication module to make this work.)
I would also like to add this related note: beer drunk in celebration is doubly tasty.