I spent some more time with kidblogs and I think it will be great for us to use as students become more independent and proficient at blogging.  Until then, we will use our blog here to get our skills up.  Hopefully we will have some students who are able to move up to having their own blogs soon!
I'm excited because I think I've finally found a blog/website system that will all work together the way I want.  Yay!  Yay!  Yay!  We'll see how it is to manage once I have all you in the library trying to get this to work.  I'm going to post the link to this site on edmodo so that those of you who've been on there this summer can come try it out and give me feedback before school even starts.