Looking to get away from Wordpress. What are some of the best inexpensive ($5/month or less) blogging services? Some on my radar:
I started a similar post that has a lot of responses. You might find it helpful. I recognize that my criteria may be different than yours but I suspect many of the answers will be similar.
If the lack of comments and virtually all niceties plugins and services have you considering Blot, then use Blot for its simplicity. It’s super-easy, you retain all files on your computer, it works, and it’s cheap. At $30/yr it fits your budget, assuming you have enough space on DropBox.
I know an artist in Hong Kong who uses it to post images of his work. Super dead simple.
(Personally, I prefer Wordpress-hosted Wordpress at the free and $50/yr tiers, but you apparently want to get away from that.)
I use micro.blog.
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How about github pages (free)?
I just saw that Notion allows sharing pages, and they have a free personal plan. I’m going to wager it’s lower friction than github pages too