hello susan great to see you on the go already. It is great to have so much interest in the course. We need to be careful that discussion on the blogs is not impaired due to having extra stuff to do on an email group. Perhaps this is a place for quick messages and alerting people to interesting stuff. My thoughts.
If everyone ticks the email alert box when they post a comment to someone's blog, they will start to see alerts coming into their email inbox when the person replies to the comment - then they can reply to this on the person's blog. If everyone makes an effort to watch each others' blogs we will soon get lively discussion going on the blogs. Bronwyn