BayWords has disabled new registrations since August 2008 and doesn’t seem like it has been maintained ever since. It till runs on WordPress 2.6 but the good news is that existing users can still use it for blogging. My suggestion is to use WordPress.com or Blogger.com instead.
So the PirateBay.org, the torrent search and tracker site, is now hosting their own free blog hosting service at BayWords.com. You might wonder why they would do this? Well, it is all done in the name of free speech. There have been many bloggers who have been barred from expressing their right to free speech by blog hosting sites. It is for this very reason the PirateBay has created their free image hosting site with BayImg.com. Both have been created and maintained to ensure that free speech has a home on the Internet. (They do state that they abide by Swedish law.)
BayWords.com is a modified Multi User WordPress.org blog. I created a test blog at http://optimalfunctioning.baywords.com. The upside is that it was easy to setup, it is a free service, it has some nice themes, and possibly greater freedom of speech than other alternatives. On the other hand the downside is that they will be showing a limited amount of advertising, you only receive 100MB of storage, and it took way too long for the website to respond to the changes I was trying to make. In comparison WordPress.com is much quicker and I haven’t had any problems with their service. Time will tell if and how BayWords will be improving their service.