I'm going to be helping someone with her personal site, and I've been really pushing for her to use Blogger as the main site. I think it has more attraction and immediacy than personal domain sites. What do you think?
And it's FREE! And when you want to add a post you just do it-- you don't have to bitch about how hard it is to get your webmaster to update, or struggle with css. Many people starting with blogger don't realize it's potentially more free form and more like a website than a diary, if you're willing to experiment.
The downside is you don't get the full page, and it's a little trickier to design things as you want them, but it can be done. I've seen hacks for making blogger three columns, though I haven't tried it yet.
Anyway, with that said, I can explain why I currently have so much TECHNO widgetry on this blog today, like who just said what when, and a calendar of past posts rather than the long list, and which posts are most popular-- now that widget is butt ugly but I haven't found a prettier one yet. If any of you want leads to where I found this stuff, just holler.