I’m thinking of buying the Things their own domain and hosting them myself. I love wordpress.com for a place to freely experiment, but I’d like a little bit more independence and better metrics. Given I’m creating comics it makes more sense to me to host it myself rather than pay wordpress.com to upgrade to a pro level. That way I can use cool apps that aren’t from a small suite.
ComicPress has been recommended to me as a good theme/plugin that displays comics.
ComicEasel is another one, although its design doesn’t seem as clean.
Please let me know if you have any suggestions. I’ve been keeping my head down and focusing on content creation for the first year, but the first year is almost up and now I should start thinking about how to reach a broader audience.