First: I've commented on everyone's project proposals, I think. If I somehow missed one, let me know. They all sound promising, although some are a little vague still.
Second: If you haven't done a proposal yet, do one ASAP. Passing is good, and correlates with doing a final project, which correlates with proposing one.
Third: I'm pretty happy with the work everyone is doing on the blog now, now that you're actually having conversations, and saying all kinds of things that I wouldn't have thought of (take Lance's "Horrible Post" as a great example). It took a while to get to that point, though. So I have a question for all of you: is there anything I could do next semester to get the blog working at that level sooner? E.g., do I need to learn to shut up, or do I need to post more prompts, or is it something that just takes time? What do you think?