I probably first tried out the Blogger platform back in 2002. I quickly decided on WordPress back then, since I preferred to host it on my own domain. That's something I've grown too lazy to do nowadays so let's give Blogger a try again now.
The platform itself looks a lot prettier now, that's for sure. And the integration of Google+ comments is a rather big plus. More importantly though, is that Google+ posts are rather severely limited by the fact that you can't layout your post with pictures and other objects inline.
So yeah, I guess blogs aren't totally dead yet.