when you start blogging two things you quickly want to be able to do are make links and add pictures. i first used blogger when i started out on blogging. i had to learn a bit of html and get some web space and an ftp program - it was quite a steep learning curve. however good news for people either wishing to start a blog or wanting to stick with a free service. blogger now hosts pictures for free up to 300mb so doing those two things is incredibly easy.