If you own a computer or have access to a computer (at your local library, for example) and have an Internet connection, then you pretty much know everything you need to know to start a personal blog. There are a ton of blog hosting services today, and each of them provides easy registration, templates, and online support to guide you through the process of setting up a personal blog. One of the most popular blog hosts is LiveJournal.com. LiveJournal offers users a simple-to-use, customizable blogging tool. Registration at the basic level is free, but you can upgrade for a fee and gain access to a wider selection of tools and features.