I am ready to move up to the next level of blogging - the upgrade. I haven't been able to decide if I want to upgrade to the premium $99/yr service which really gives me more storage space and a domain name. All the other offers that come with it I probably wouldn't use. I don't care about $50 towards a theme, as I like the free one I'm using (though it could use a couple minor tweaks). I don't use HD video uploads, I usually link to my personal HD youtube videos anyway. And no ads.. thats nice I suppose.
On the other hand, I could buy a domain name for $10/yr and a $5/mo hosting plan that would offer more than wordpress does.. but then I would have to of course upload WP and configure it all myself.. which isn't that hard, I've done it a few times in the past.
My question: which pathway should I choose? I don't plan on making money with my blog, but I do have an ever-growing fan base and followers increase daily. I am going to purchase a domain name regardless whether or not its through WP.com or a 3rd party..
The blog I need help with is dra6n.wordpress.com.