Hello to all, So i am planning to start/jump into blogging about a particular niche/topic that interests me. I read many different blogs/websites and now i'm one step away from starting it. I have only few (newbee) questions regarding that: - As a new blogger, would you start on a free platform (blogger/wordpress.com) or would you pay for the domain/hosting? I'm willing to spend money for the hosting/domain, but i always test first before i burn my money on it, thus that is why i'm asking this. - How would you gain traffic if you were in my place(first blog)? Would you focus mostly on social media traffic(Facebook, Twitter etc.) or seo(ranking the blog for certain keywords)? - And lastly, can you recommend some tools that can help the new blogger? It can be about anything, from writing(grammar) correction tools to different page tools/widgets, and even wordpress themes. Paid or free does not matter. Thanks in advance.