Ive always hated the term 'blogger' and found blogs (personal ones, mostly) to be somewhat egotistical.
It wasnt until i realised that nearly all of my bookmarks for my favourite illustrators had the little blogger logo on them that it can be a pretty powerful tool for an artist. This is especially true for me, as im not too hot with web authoring, and I hate over-complicated flash sites that stop people from opening thumbs in a new tab and doing the 'right click / save' thing on them.
Ive been meaning to get my website back online, but i figured making a blogger page is just as good. Annoyingly, i cant have a gallery showing my backlog of work, so it will look quite sparse for now, but i have my CGhub, facebook and CGtalk portfolios for that.