There are many reasons why you should host a WordPress blog or site yourself.
I’ll come straight to the point.
What are the reasons?
The main reason is the pricing. WordPress DOT COM hosting costs a lot.
The plan with 13 GB storage on wordpress.com costs 8.25€ PER MONTH! That should really scare you if you don’t want to spend so much money only for a simple blog. Because 8.25€ each month, for one year 99€ is really expensive.
But thank godness, there are many other hosters out there with cheaper plans. One of the most famous one is BlueHost.
But I won’t recommend it because the price isn’t so good either.
One of the best hosters is namecheap.com. You can get there a one year hosting plan with 20 GB storage, US database and 50 subdomains for only 8€. Only 0.60€ per month! But the next years cost 3x more. That’s the only bad thing on namecheap.
The other reason why you should host wordpress youself is, because you can add ALL addons available for WordPress for free to your site.
This isn’t available for WordPress’s Personal plan. Only for their “Business” plan for 24.92€ per month.
So you’re free to choose which addons you want.
YOU CAN’T MONETIZE YOUR SITE.
For real, with WordPress’s Personal plan for 4.00€ per month you can’t even display ads on your website. They want you to purchase an Premium plan for 8.25€ per month. So you better choose a different webhost service than wordpress.com.
So now you realized that wordpress.com is shit, but wordpress.org is perfect if you host it yourself on a webhost.