Many of the Murphy-Goode Wine Country Lifestyle Correspondent applicants are on blogspot. This is unfortunate but please do not break out in panic. I chose myself to go with a second rate hosting service (but WP is miles better than blogspot) to show you all that really everything is possible if you know how to play the game.
Naturally those of you who have your own URLs are should be at a key advantage (which some of you are not using very well, others–well you seem to be the true savvy social marketers amoungst us). Over at my blogspot blog (also opened for the sole purpose of the MG gig and solidarity to all you awesome people stuck with mediocre blog-service) I have given you an instructional post on how to create search engine optimized hyperlinks.
Hope this helps you a bit along your way: here is to your blogging success!