This is an example of what a WP hosted site for you could look like.
As you can see, you would have ongoing archives, the ability to sort things into their own categories, a search feature, and the top navigation is customizable: I just threw a couple of pages up there for example’s sake. The header photo is, of course, also able to be changed to suit your needs / whims, as is the background color / scheme.
One of the biggest advantages of being on a WP site is the ability to syndicate your blog. There would be an RSS feed that people could add to their Google (or other preferred) readers, that way they’d automatically be notified whenever you did a new post / blog.
Another HUGE plus is the ability to use social media sharing buttons, which you will see at the bottom of the News to Amuse and Hard Bite pages. These allow people to easily share and like your content.
The possibilities, while not infinite, are very extremely flexible. And this is with a FREE version of the WP site. You could also get a paid version (though not necessary, as you can see), which would allow even great customization options, including the URL (with some limitations).
Let me know what you think! 🙂