I have been a little slow on the uptake with personal blogging, though I have been participating for a while in a few of the meta-level superblogs like ./ and K5. It's old hat that journalists are interested in the blog phenomenon, but apparently even the MBAs are catching on now.
My first experiment was with a free blogspace at Xanga, but the interface was fairly brutal, the servers were rather slow, and customising options were not very flexible. So far I am much more impressed by the free fare offered by Blog*Spot, and am planning on abandoning my Xanga blog.
If anyone is reading this I should also throw in a word for construct-d, a fresh-born community-edited Scoop site in need of a community.
Lastly and leastly, this.