I really loved my Livejournal account. But, due to a bad break up with my now ex best friend, I ditched it (even though I was using it way before she was. Couldn't stand the thought of her reading my stuff though.)
I've been looking for a good replacement for it. I tried Blogger, and it's ok. Didn't quite have the functionality I was looking for (or, if it did, I couldn't find it). I did like the minimal ad space though.
Then I signed up with Xanga, which I read about on this site somewhere. I liked it, but the ads bugged me.
I think I did a search on google for free blogs and found blogdrive.com which is where my blog is now. Got it looking the way I wanted, and it has the functions I was looking for that I missed from Livejournal.
So, that's another option. Blogger is very common to, and pretty easy to use.
I just found I prefer blogdrive.