I'm on Blogger because it looked easy and free. I have read a smidge here and there about Wordpress and some other platforms and know that they require more of an investment, such as buying a domain name(s), and hosting.
Would you mind sharing what you are paying to run your non-free blog? Or what just the basics cost? I'm intrigued by going over to a WP platform, maybe, but I'm not a super-blogger and I don't want to necessarily make this into an expensive hobby. (I can think of other expensive hobbies that are just as much fun.)
Also, if you don't mind me being nosy, are you making income with your blog that covers your expenses? I wonder if that's possible or even probable....
Are you also buying programs or plug-ins, etc. or is most of that stuff available at no cost?
Also, is *all* of blogger free? I see the (I Power Blogger) on some sites and wondered if Blogger has paid "levels", but I've never really seen those options advertised.
Are there other paid tools or services that you find are worthwhile? What are you using and what are the benefits you're seeing?
I think my preference would be to pay for a site template design or header artwork as a good investment..... I'm not sure whether it would be worth it to me to start incurring annual expenses.
Thanks so much for sharing!