This was the platform which helped me begin my travel blogging journey. Free tool powered by google. It is a very popular platform with high trust ranking.You too can start your writing journey from here.
Wish to have your own website, wordpress is the option for CMS, blogging tool and publishing platform.
Mythemeshop is the source for premium wordpress themes. I have used theme schema on this website. Their socially viral theme too is highly recommended.
Genesis framework based themes by studiopress are Speed and SEO optimized. The code is rock solid and they are highly recommended by most wordpress users.
Having used most hosting platforms , I am recommending bluehost for their good customer support. Godaddy has been my biggest nightmare, everyone in their support team comes up with a different solution to the problem. They keep checking everything with their admin team and you have to be on hold for hours.I felt bluehost customer support is good and especially when the customer care executive is a woman at their end.
In India even hostgator is highly recommended by most developers. I have bought the domains from them. Do check their deals on hosting, I had missed one of those.Their pricing is good.