Wordpress.com Accounts are Fun
I saw on twitter that doshdosh has a wordpress.com account so I thought it would be fun to sign up for one just to see what it is like. I've always come at WP from the self hosted side of things and thought that the wordpress.com version would suck. I was pleasantly surprised that it does not suck. You can do pretty much anything you can do on a self install except have your own theme (looks to me like you can pay to have your own css). There are lots of things that you can upgrade (ie pay for), and that is how they make money...that was always a mystery to me before.
I still wouldn't recommend blogging at a free host/blog tool, but at the very least you can use your account to get some links, I guess.