Ok I know everyone kinda gets tired of hearing from everyone "Blog, Blog!, Blog!" but I have a few friends at work that want to start blogging but because they (As well as I) believe in being able to talk about anything and the power of the Internet don't want to use our own assets to blog...

That being said I like alot of different blog sites for alot of different reasons, however what would you recommend to someone for hosting a blog (Hosting your own is outa the question). I can think of a few off the top of my head...who am I missing?

AOL Journals
MSN Spaces
Yahoo! 360
Live Journal
Blogger
Wallop

And maybe also why you are recommending them?