So after having several frustrations with Blogger (after having decided to use this as my starting platform), I decided to move to Ghost and run a self hosted solution. It took almost a day (and several frustrations), but I'm really pleased with the result! So far I am more than happy with the platform as well as the hosting company DigitalOcean who provide really competitive prices. I must also add I was very surprised with the inclusion of the Let's Encrypt certificate into the installation step of Ghost. I thought that was very slick indeed!