When it comes to grading blog posts, I feel that they can be graded on meeting post deadlines, and depth of content, use of media, and use of supporting readings/research. However, blog posts for the most part are typically based off of people’s opinions on a particular subject matter. Which means there usually is no definitive right or wrong answer. Therefore I find that the rubrics of Mark Sample from the Chronicle of Higher Education and Tim Horgan are ideal. They look to see that the topic was covered in the blog, that the author took time to put effort into researching the topic while at the same time providing their own thoughts. I do also like the point that the blog should encourage discussion/debate, especially in an online environment where the only way to monitor participation is based on blog frequencies and the level of engagement through replies and comments.