I tried "blogger" and " live journal", they were not to my liking........nothing against the sites, I just don't want to blog...about the same thing over and over.
I have contributed to SheToldMe, Snipsy, Care2Care ( primarily an enviromental issues site), there is Dollar Stretcher, You Say Too, and I have just found " Thoughts.Com", which looks promising.
There is a slew of online magazines on a huge variety of topics.
There are many, the requirements on topics, participation, ownership of articles vary.......
My problem seems to be keeping track of all the darn signins and passwords :) not to mention all the profiles you have to set up!
I will say that HubPages is my favorite, and I am excited about thoughts.com.