The two killer features I need, need, are 1) to post from email and 2) to have a few perma-pages where I can quickly click on essays, whatnot. What blog program out there lets me do that, free? I'll pay blogger pro but their site is down.

Livejournal seems nice but no perma-pages and no ability to search entries, it seems.

Xanga lets you search entries, and you can email it in for $25 a year. Looks like Blogger Pro lets you email it in for $50 a year, plus BlogSend, plus Blog This button... Maybe there's a student discount. Leaning toward Blogger Pro, as soon as they revamp.