I love the open post! You never know what students will share such as a poem, a short story, a song, a video (food vlog), a photo-essay, or a puzzle. They also share advice about life, movies, and teaching. With my students blogging became a place to practice craft and work on their writing voice. It also became a place to share their interests and expertise. Having this space made them more comfortable with our academic writing and with each other. Sometimes people freeze with an open post. What do I post? How will people respond? Are my words worthy? This is a space for you to get feedback and to practice. I look for to your posts!