Now I have a Blog and I have set up Google reader (challenge - my external mouse has stopped working on the lap top), I must have linked a couple of student Blogs to my Blog as they showed up on Google reader before I did anything. So I added a few more and tried to get a cross-section of students.
I am still having a hard time with the expectation that our lives and those of students revolve around computers. I can see the benefits of communication via Blogs and keeping abreast of changes with the RSS but all these things are new to me. I will keep trying and investigate deeper.