Blogger is funded by on-screen ads. It was created by Pyra Labs, which was bought by Google in 2003.The service itself is located at www.blogger.com. Generally, the blogs are hosted by Google at sub-domains of blogspot.com. Until May 1 2010 an FTP service allows pages edited through Blogger to be published to other hosts. If this service ceases, all blogger blogs will be hosted by Google, though domains other than blogspot.com may be used.
Other than Lunch and Facebook, I probably spend most of my Internet time on Blogger. Despite the slight awkwardness of getting started and figuring out how to set up a blog and learn the difference between a blog and a blog entry, the site has been very easy to use and accommodating. Among the things I really like about posting essays and reviews there is that they allow for videos, photos, links, and they don't censor material unless it's considered pornographic, spam or phishing.