Okay, so here's the thing about blogging. If you're like me, and you probably are, you try to get your blogging done as fast as possible so you can be done with it. You look at a few posts, make maybe one or two suggestions, and maybe even a meaningful idea. Then you turn off your computer and never look at the blog until next week. I think that's the essential flaw with blogging. The grade gives us an incentive to post and comment, but not to read other people's topics after you're done and try to have an actual conversation. That's why I think there should be more emphasis on in-class discussion as a participation grade, rather than blogging. In a class period, you have no choice but to have an actual discussion, because you can't just. I'm just getting sort of tired of hearing myself and the same small group of people talking each day in class. Maybe a little grade incentive could get the kids that never talk to contribute. I don't know. But I want to learn more than I'm currently learning in class, and that's not Heidkamp's fault. I think as a class we need to be adventurous and try to synthesize our own ideas rather than awkwardly repeating Heidkamp's. Thoughts?