Here's how we might handle the Course Gateway logo and link

In this blog arrangement, each tile has to link to a blog post. But we could put a blurb here about Course Gateway -- background and transition information -- and then link the image below to the Course Gateway site. I realize there's an extra click involved, but I think this may be the best solution because of all the advantages the blog format gives you. And of course we could also add a text link in the copy to the Course Gateway site, in case clicking on the image isn't obvious.