I already had my first blog planned out. Unfortunately, I will be posting that blog second.
Two influential developers that I follow are Matt Raible and Rick Hightower. They use jroller.com for their blogs. I waited two months and jroller still hasn't fixed their new user registration.
Blogger.com/blogspot.com was my second choice and everytime I've come here they have been reliable and always up. Guess what, blogger.com/blogspot.com got my business :-)