Here's a description of how to make graded ("study blog") blog posts from the syllabus:
Each blog post must contain at least four hyperlinks, two of which must be links to classmates’ blog posts. You should explain why you are making the link. It is not enough to say, for example, “see what Kirstin says.” You should explain the significance of the link in your post (similar to the way you explain a citation or footnote in a traditional essay).
How do you link to a classmate’s blog if no one has posted yet? Make the post at two intervals:
(1) Make your initial post;
(2) go back and edit your post to include at least two links to classmates’ blogs. I will grade these posts on form (e.g., spelling, grammar, style, spacing), on content (i.e., the quality and relevance of your ideas), and on your links (i.e., how pertinent they are to your analysis, and how clearly you set them up). I reserve the right to count off for late posts, but I will accept them.
Make sure that the spacing and general formatting of your blog posts looks good. There is no need to indent new paragraphs; instead, leave a blank space between them. Adding a blank space makes the blocks of text (that are your paragraphs) look distinct and neat. Break up a longer post into several paragraphs, just like you would with word-processed text.
Are you paragraphs jammed together with no line breaks between them in spite of the fact that you used the "return" key to create a line break? Help is here.
The posts need to be at least 250 words; copy & paste your post into the space on this site to check the length. Make sure that your links are part of grammatically correct sentences with correct punctuation; don't leave links dangling before or after sentences.