Sorry I looked around and couldn't find this option. Is it possible to send out an auto generated email to a list of folks letting them know I've updated my blog. I know I can add people as friends but this means they have to me members too right?
Anywell any help much appreciated
We do not have a feature like you've described. This is to prevent the misuse of the function by spammers to send unsolicited emails to people out there. There is a "Subscribe" link on your blog page where your readers can register themselves to get notification emails whenever you post a new blog entry.
And uhm, there's nothing stopping you subscribing all your friends through that form.
Though the nice thing to do would be to send them all an email letting them know they should subscribe.