[...] It’s very easy to start a blog. Web sites such as www.blogger.com, www.motime.com and www.xanga.com offer easy - and free - step-by-step instructions on how to make one.
For advanced instructions, check out www.livejournal.com. Live Journal [sic] is free, too, and has a lot more options to make a super-sophisticated blog. But be warned: Live Journal is harder for beginners. [...]
Update: the reason I linked to this was not for you to criticize the author, but instead to perhaps investigate why they had this perception at all, and from there, maybe investigate whether it's a widely-held perception; that is, do something productive with the information, and not just echo-chamber with the people who read this community...