I was talking to my brother about blogs the other night. He didn't get what the big deal was. I told him I used to think the same way until I started doing it and realized the huge advantage the one-to-many form has over many-to-many styles like mailing lists. I said I'd get him started with one.
I run my own blog, of course, but Kevin doesn't have access to a site like staff.develop.com that I do, nor the knowledge to set up something like BlogX. He is fairly computer-saavy, but since he's thinking about getting some of his collegues (he's a forensic chemist for a sheriff's department in the LA area) into blogging, I thought we'd try to find some site where everything is all set up for you.
My first stop was Blogger.com - it's a big name and I figured they'd be a reasonable choice. Unfortunately, I discovered that they don't have support for automatic RSS generation. Which is half the point, in my opinion. So I went out searching for other free services that do support it. I got dozens of hits on Google, but couldn't find what I was looking for after about half an hour of plowing through them.
So if you know of a good place for my brother to set up a non-computer-related blog (that includes RSS), let me know by leaving a comment. Thanks!