Diaryland (www.diaryland.com) is a free weblog service that offers users many interesting features, especially for those users not familiar with creating their own weblog.
Several templates to choose from, or use of own template
Creation of a profile for other users to search for keywords, music taste, favorite author, etc.
Choice of a single-entry style or a web log style
Participation in in-site diary rings and user-created surveys
Creation of a "Buddy List" to see when favorite diaries updated
Email address (email@example.com)
Easy to remember URL (username.diaryland.com)
"Gold Member" (3 months $10, 6 months: $18, 1 year $30) Pay features include:
A statistics tracker
5 megs of image hosting
Creation of diaryrings and surveys
10,000 banner ads with purchase of 1 year
"SuperGold Member" (3 months $18, 6 months: $30, 1 year $54) Pay features include:
All features of Gold Member
An additional 7 megs of image hosting
30,000 bannerads with purchase of 1 year
All in all, a decent place to host a weblog. Those who are talented enough with web design may be frustrated here though, because of the lack of real customization.