Steven went to China and while he was there, he posted his travels to Facebook and Twitter by first posting to Posterous. Sadly, Twitter bought Posterous and shut it down at the end of the month. They offered a transfer utility to back it up, but it didn't really work all that well for Steven. Leo says that's a cautionary tale about free services. One day they're here, the next they get purchased and shut down.
Steven has found a similar service called PostHaven, which will charge about $5 a month. Leo says charging can be good because services can stay around for awhile.
Check out Steven's China trip blog at ChinaTrip.Posthaven.com