Most of you had no trouble with the disclosure-level of the blog generally, although a few would have preferred not knowing so much about their professor. I did warn you on the first day. :-)
But more seriously, I wanted to briefly repeat a few main reasons why I gave you some of what I did:
a) Part of what's most interesting about blogs is the way they make the personal public, and in order to really analyze that, we need to talk about where the line is, what is 'overly-personal', or 'disturbingly inappropriate'. Especially in the early days of the blogs, there was no real sense of where that line might be -- some people exposed far more than I did, others, far less. Only a few of you seemed to think that what I gave you crossed the line, which is interesting -- if I'd taught this class ten years ago, I think most of the class would have thought that. I'd argue that the public privacy boundaries have shifted radically.
b) Why not have that same discussion just reading someone else's blog, not your professor's? Two reasons, really. One is purely historical -- by accident of fate, you're taking this class with someone who was there at the beginning, and whose blog is in an almost-unique position as both extremely long-running and still-continuing. But more importantly, it's much easier to read about a stranger's sexual or other escapades without being disturbed -- but it's not just strangers anymore. Now it's your best friend or relative posting skimpily-clad photos of herself, your minister having a few too many at the church picnic and being photographed for posterity and the world to see, your kids writing about you. So one of the things I was trying to do with those early readings from my blog is to attempt to disturb you. To show you, viscerally, how blogs have fundamentally shifted the way in which we experience community knowledge of each other.
You may or may not agree that that's interesting and worthwhile, but I wanted to be sure you understand the pedagogical rationale behind those assignments. Hope this helps.