Even if you are just starting out, I recommend that if you are going to blog and want to start taking it seriously, you need to start on a WordPress site.
The Benefits of using workpress for your site is that you own your content, you can link your url to it and you can customize the changes.
There are many hosting options that you will see people advertise. Bluehost is a very popular one and is the one I started my blog. Because I wan to be honest and recommend things that I would use. I want to say that I would not recommend Bluehost as your hosting company. I had them and had to switch hosting providers and lost all of the posts I had with them.
I recommend that you use a company called SiteGround if you are just starting out. Their prices are reasonable, at around $3.45/month and their customers seemed to be more pleased than those of Bluehost. I will walk you step by step below with how you can get your blog setup and your wordpress up and running.
I currently host my website on Flywheel. I have nothing but good things to say about this company but they are alittle on the pricier side. I currently pay $15/month for their hosting package but I love their service and take my blogging seriously so I will be staying with them. If you are interested in checking out their services you can do so.
Register Yor Domain Name
With Siteground, you can purchase a domain with them if you would like. I would pick a domain and then
Buy Hosting for your blog
Connect your domain and your hosting
Install wordpress onto your hosting
buy or choose a thme for your blog.