Blogger has a lot of problems, but for a long time it’s been one of the easiest and most popular service to use for people starting up a weblog for the first time. Now it has some healthy competition from WordPress.com, which came out of beta today.
WordPress.com offers users a free weblog on its domain. It doesn’t offer all of the flexibility that using WordPress on one’s own server provides, but it looks to be a good choice for people who don’t want to deal with hosting fees and setup. Advantages over Blogger appear to be a better composition page and better comment spam protection, among other things. Here’s a review.
[Via Weblog Tools Collection.]