Blogger.com gets you blogging in minutes, and when Google acquired Blogger.com in 2003, styles improved drastically and some nifty features were introduced, like emailing your blogs! However, pictures were still a luxury and no go without your own server space.
Well, now that Google has acquired Picasa, the software has been liberated and pc users can now publish pictures to their blogs! See BloggerBot. An answer to blogging prayers!