Blogging is a great way for your students to share the writing they do everyday in your class with each other. I have been successfully using Blogger in my classroom for the past three years. It's free! It's important that you compile all blog addresses in one place so students can access each others sites.
Approximately every three weeks, I give students the assignment of commenting on five other students' writing. This worksheet has helped me monitor the comments that students post to one another. After downloading this assignment, I hope that you will have the confidence to try blogging in your own classroom.