I also tried blogspot years ago and wasn't very thrilled with it. Have had a livejournal since 2004 and like how it works...
Now that i'm moving my site to a new server, I installed WordPress in it, and I really like their stuff. I know you can also get one free hosted in their server if you don't have a site of your own.
wordpress.com (for the free ones)
wordpress.org (if you want to install it in your site)