Just made a few changes to the students' blog settings. One change was to allow the comments to appear in a pop up window. Sometimes our connection gets slow in the afternoon. This should make for faster browsing. Hopefully our guests' pop-up blockers won't interfere.
Another change was to change the Blogger comment setting for showing profile images on comments. I turned that feature off since only I have an image on my profile and we don't need the images taking up viewing space.
We'll monitor these changes for a few days to see if they bring about the desired improvements without creating new problems.