I have recently discovered Substack.com as an alternative to writing with a WordPress website. I was looking for other writers who also share an interest in photography and found there are many quality writers on Substack.
They also have a good business plan if you want to write and make money from it. You can have subscribers who follow your blog and others who pay. Those who pay will see whatever posts you hide behind the paywall. And you can connect your domain name to the newsletter. It’s a simpler platform than WordPress to use. They also provide a method to distribute a podcast.
Here’s one writer I found today. https://ericleeburch.substack.com/p/all-alone-as-the-memories-still-remain