Blogger has now introduced a beta of its Blogspot service. I switched to the beta service today. :-)
All you need to publish a blog now is a google id. Now there's a closer integration between blogger and rest of Google.
You will have noticed that the template has changed. Blogger now comes with newer templates. The servers are also new too. The older blogger servers kept having problems, so they've switched to new servers which follow Google prescriptions. I had been having trouble accessing the blogger site, now I can access the beta site without trouble. Cool! And once the exams get over, I hope to be back blogging really strongly. :-)
Have fun :-)