If you have a book (or five or even zero) out, experts say you should have a blog/website. But not just one on Blogger, or Tumblr, or Wordpress.com! No way. You need one you host yourself.
I understand the logic. You have complete creative control with your own hosting, name, etc. Your website/blog can't be removed because you (may or may not have) violated part of that verbose mammoth affectionately called, "Terms of Service".
Honestly though, I can't afford hundreds of dollars a year for a little corner of the Web. I made a vow long ago, only my money (not my husband's or the household's) would pay for writing-related expenses. Since I am what some people refer to as, "a bottom-feeding scrounger on the dole", I have less money to play with than most. Even people who aren't, however, can't justify the price.
Or they just aren't tech-savvy enough.
What stops you from moving your blog to a self-hosted site?