This is interesting. It looks as if WordPress has added a new feature that allows bloggers to “request feedback” on a post before publishing it. Here’s a description from WordPress’ blog:
When you click on Request Feedback, you can enter email addresses of friends who are willing to help. They’ll receive a special private link to see your draft, where they can leave feedback on your post (see image above). Their feedback will appear in your post’s Request Feedback area when it arrives, so you can make changes to your draft accordingly.
I can see using this in a composition course that’s using student blogs. What would be really neat, though, is if writers could request feedback from multiple reviewers simultaneously, and all the reviewers could see each others’ feedback. It would be more like a group conference that way.