I know I've said (typed) it before and I will say (type) it again... I have been online in some form or fashion since I purchased my first computer back in 1997. My first blog was on OpenDiary. I've tried TypePad, WordPress (both the .org and the .com), Tumblr, SquareSpace, and LiveJournal to name a few but I always come back to Blogger.
Each time I have created a blog, I have attempted a different approach. Design buttons, header, et·cet·er·a before plunging in with a post. Many blogs died before the second post. From my experience, just jumping in with posting regularly works much better.