Good Answer Ian! I guess if you wanted just a chord line though, you could just enter the chords in their brackets with a few spaces between them and then double space under... something like this:
[D] [A] [E]
[D]words start here [A]after the [E]chord line
Are you working on building a library to host elsewhere online and then have them be indexed by Chordie? I'm just curious, because it sounds like you don't want to submit originals... yet you do want Chordie to be able to read what you are working on. If so, after you have your songs hosted elsewhere, the link to submit them and have them possibly indexed is :http://www.chordie.com/addurl.php
Hope this helps, and WELCOME to the FORUM!