I am going to have each of my eighth grade Language Arts students maintain a blog this year, and I keep grappling with the same questions. My biggest one at the moment is whether student posts should be polished pieces of writing (i.e. they have taken the piece through at least some steps of the writing process) or whether to let them jump on, write, do some editing, and viola. I am wondering what others think and do. I can see both sides of the argument.