First - your short blog entries on this week's readings should be comments on this thread.
Second - all of you did fine on the short blog entries last week. My only further comment is that writing something short, or asking a question (or series of questions) is fine. Short paragraphs are acceptable!
Third - remember that you need to comment on someone else's blog entry by Sunday night. Whose, you might ask? Everyone needs to respond to the person who posted immediately after them. The last person who posted an essay responds to the first person who posted it. What should you say? You are responding to their ideas/argument in an attempt to improve them. You might try to extend an idea, you might try to pose a counterargument, you might identify and say something about a relevant passage or external source that they don't use: your job is to help them articulate and develop their ideas.
Fourth - The precise format of this class is new to me, so please - if any of my instructions are ever unclear or incomplete, point it out sooner rather than later!
Fifth - I will be commenting on all of your long blog entries this weekend, hopefully today. You'll probably receive an email from blogger when I post the comments, although that will depend on your junk mail settings, etc. I haven't yet figured out the best way of giving you your grades, though - we may be discussing that in class on Tuesday.