The Blogger folks make a damn good service available for free. Their Help Make Blogger Go Faster fund is an example of micropayments (via PayPal) really coming into their own as a web-based currency.
Listen to Christopher Lydon wax eloquent about blogs on The Connection Blog at the WBUR website.
Once you’ve decided on the satellite you’ll use to broadcast your intent to take over the world, you’ll want to see what the view is like from up there.
This sounds more promising than it feels when you use it, but it’s not bad. FindArticles.com tracks down articles in a bunch of magazines.