While I haven't gotten back into blogging, I do want because of this sentiment:
My desire for an internet that is no ads, no monetization, no creepy data collection, and no surveillance is making me thirst for the heady days of 2001. — flotisserie @flotisserie 2:33 PM · May 9, 2022
Write and publish in a place you "own". You can always cross-post to whatever social media platform you want.
You site is "the source of your truth" and should lead folks to it.
NFS is a bit more friendly to do some things than Rack Nerd or Desi VPS. I haven't run the numbers to make sure that NFS is any cheaper than so DO or the others.
All of that said. Find a place to make your own.