You have plenty of options when choosing a blog platform. Here are many free ways to get started.
Danga Software Powered
InsaneJournal.com – Another site based on the Danga software that runs LiveJournal, offers free and paid accounts, paid benefits are only enhancements.
JorunalFen.net – Runs on the Danga platform, very much directed towards various “fandoms” (i.e. Harry Potter, various Television shows) and is meant for users 18 and older.
LiveJournal.com – One of the most well known of the blogging hosts. Offers multiple account types such as ad-supported and paid..
Themed Blog Sites
Blogabond.com – A site dedicated to travel blogs with map integration and more.
BlogCheese.com – A video blogging website.
BusyThumbs.com – A blog site specifically for your text messages and camera phone images.
Ufem.com – Blogging site specifically geared towards women. Offers multiple themes and plugins.
Xanco.com – Another moblogging site for you to share all your mobile communications with friends and family.
Blogetery.com – Offers multiple templates, anti-spam, free sub-domain and more.
BlogRox.com – Runs on WordPress and offers 50MB of free online space.
Blogsome.com – Based out of Ireland, this site uses the WordPress MU platform, large choice of themes.
Edublogs.com – WordPress powered blogging for educators.
WordPress.com – Not only can you install WordPress on your own sites, you can use the same software on their site and save yourself all of the technical work.
Blog.com – Offers free blog hosting with unlimited bandwidth for their free package, more benefits for paid members.
Blog Ladder.com – All blog entries show up on the main ladder as well as inside your own blog.
Blogger.com – A great starting site to get a taste of blogging, very easy to use.
BlogSpirit.com – European based blogging site, offers 30-day trial and subscription thereafter, but offers quite a bit of storage.
Blogster.com – Offers free image hosting in addition to free blogs.
Bloki.com – Lets you build a blog site and even open it up for collaboration.
Bravenet.com – Free blog hosting with RSS feeds and more.
ClearBlogs.com – Free blog hosting and offers templates, friends only posts, IP-Banning and more.
Multiply.com – Mixes blogging and social networking, with photo galleries and more.
Netcipia.com – Free blog and wiki for private or public display with 2GB of storage.
Open Diary.com – Offers unlimited storage and posts, low cost subscription rates for advanced features.
ShoutPost.com – A platform for creating blogs with a focus on generating traffic.
SoulCast.com – Have something you want to talk about, but want to say it anonymously? This may be the blogging site for you.
Squarespace.com – Lets you build your blog with numerous themes, also allows you to add other site features.
Terapad.com – Offers blogs as well as features such as an integrated store.
Tooum.com – Fully integrated blog and forum which allows for seamless discussion between the two.
Tumblr.com – A blog platform with a focus on allowing media-rich posts.
Weebly.com – Allows you to create a site and blog, free hosting and change designs on the fly.
Windows Live Spaces – Free blogging with your MSN account, only drawback is readers have to have an account also.
Xanga.com – Part social network, part blogging, all free.
Yahoo 360 – Part of your Yahoo account and features easy publishing.
Zoomshare.com – Free blog hosting with 250MB of free storage.