Now you can have one for FREE.
Typepad has created TypePad Micro, a new free version. The layout is intended for content that's somewhere between the 140 characters of Twitter and the longer content of a traditional blog (though as far as I know there is nothing limited the length of your posts).
And while it's called MIcro, it appears at first glance to have all the features you would expect from Typepad.
I apologize if I'm sounding a little like an ad for TypePad but the truth is I'm ecstatic about Micro. TypePad is the premier platform for hosted blogs, IMHO. Great support. Reliable. The best integrated connections to other important services like Twitter and Facebook and Feedburner. The best community-related features, bar none. Built-in SEO that is world-class and second to none.
And now you don't have to sacrifice that to have a free blog.
I'm thinking about all the ways I can make use of Micro: It will be a great adjunct to my foodie blog. I'll probably create one as an adjunct to this blog and use it specifically for video.