Ok, I asked each of my students to create a blog on Blogger.com and follow my course blog. I thought I can follow them back right away, but it seems Blogger does not allow me to see & follow my followers' blogs. How are you dealing with this "problem"? This is a well-known problem, which is not clearly stated in the Blogger FAQ. Are you googling each name to see if she or he created one already? Any idea?
Also, so far my students are creating blogs under their real FIRST and LAST name because their previous English courses required them to do so. Any idea on this, too?