I'd like a plugin or a hack to make it so that a given category of a blog is hidden from view, but still available to anyone knowing about it.
Case in point: my little brother is leaving for a year abroad, and plans to write a travel blog (which I set up for him) so as to keep friends and families informed of his whereabouts.
Thing is, he'd also like to write about the weird/crazy/shitty/fucked-up things that happen to him, but NOT have these available to our mother (who is worried enough already) - and not letting her know they even exist (so no password-protection, I think, since it's too obvious and might lead to questioning).
The category should also not be displayed from the home-page (but that's a simple theme change).
So, I was thinking of diving into his theme's Loop, changing it so that items from this verbotten category wouldn't appear on the home page, but would for any other place (like the monthly archive). But there might be better ideas out there...
Is there a plugin that can help me with this for me? Or does anyones have an idea how I could go about it (I'm fairly well-versed in theme-dev, not in plugin-dev).
Thanks a lot!