This blog has been discovered and promoted even before the students have had a chance to write anything.
Michael Kantor at The Calico Cat was the first to notice, and he told Karsten Junge at CurryBlog. Both have posted about this idea already (see Blogging In the Classroom" and "Blogroll Update").
OK students ... the pressure is on ... the eyes of the whole blog world are watching!"
P.S. For students who are trying to figure out how this all happened so fast; smart webmasters get reports of who linked to their site around the internet. When I linked your class blog to The Calico Cat, the author/webmaster there got a report telling him that I had linked our blog to his ... and then he checked us out, and wrote about what he found.