Blogging Systems

I’ve been experimenting, off and on, with both Live Journal, a free (with increased options for paying users) “journal” style blogging system with built in tools for community involvement and communication between other Live Journalers, and with Fotolog.net, a free (but limited) photo blogging systems, with increased options for pay. Both systems are intriguing, with easy to use interfaces and potential for instructional use. I’m particularly struck by the possibilities for foreign language instruction, in part because of the extensive multi-lingual communities both systems have.