If you're looking for a place to start a blog, check out MSN Spaces. It was just announced yesterday and is now in beta form.
Spaces is a free service that allows you to upload photo ablums and blog postings, either by using a web interface, or by sending e-mail -- even from a mobile device.
It took me a while to figure out how to use Outlook to add a blog entry. The trick is to think of it as sending mail from a mobile device. Under Settings, go to Mobile Settings and turn on Mobile Publishing. You'll be given an e-mail address to which you can send messages that MSN Spaces turns into blog entries. Very cool.
I posted some more links about MSN Spaces at my own MSN Space. For now, though, I'm going to keep blogging here.