Hi, I am new to wordpress and am looking to start up a sports blog. I have very basic knowledge of wordpress and would just like to ask a few questions. My nich is going to be chicago sports, so the theme i chose would be important and so would advertising. I am very savy with social media and would also like to incorportate this to my blog as i do most of my posting through twitter, facebook, and instagram.
I have been trying to build the site, but noticed some problems with using a wordpress.com site rather than a .com site. I am not sure what i actually have to do if i buy wordpress for the $18 a year or buy the premium package, but i do at some point want to be able to download pluggins and customize the site and have it be affordable. Since this will be a new site i will need to drive traffic and that could take some time before being able to monetize the site properly. Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
The blog I need help with is bettermurph.wordpress.com.