The sudden increase in popularity of blogs of all kinds has made it imperative to develop user-friendly content management systems that make it easier for both rookies and professionals to post their content online.
Most of this blog hosting software is browser-based and free, accessible through various blog hosting services that offer the convenience of hosting your blog for free with a variety of services such as comment tracking, integrated statistics, and blog templates for those who don’t care to design their blog’s graphical interface.
Since blogs started out as being all (or mostly) textual, most of the popular free blog hosting services, such as Wordpress or Blogger are primarily text-based as well, but they do have applications and support for other forms of media, like photoblogs and videoblogs. Then, there are also blog hosting services geared primarily toward photoblogs, prominent examples being Flickr and Fotolog. The idea of a photoblog does not exclude text, of course–it merely means a primary emphasis on photos. Thus, there is no absolutely clear line that can be drawn between photoblogs and other forms of blogging.
If you want to host your own photoblog and take charge of all content management, you can also look at other forms of web hosting, such as a shared or dedicated server–or have your own server at home, and even write your own content management system (which is how photoblogs started developing in the first place).