Good day good people, hoping you can help.
I have a new music orientated venture that I'm planning as we speak and just need a bit of advice from those of you in the know
Essentially I need a simple website for blogging purposes, that must be able to link to a clothing store (big cartel) - including showing specific items on page, be able to sign people up to a mailing list / competition sign up. Obviously I also want to include obvious links to social media channels and easy sharing of each blog post, but that's fairly standard so not a concern.
I was going to start a tumblr page, but from what I've been seeing since starting looking at a lot of them, could be more of a social media channel itself rather than a good place to link together a number of elements. Therefore is Wordpress a slightly more complicated, but better suited route? Tumblr does look ridiculously easy to maintain and navigate, which is a big plus for me I have to admit.
It appears that all tumblr pages must have that in the web address, where as with wordpress I can use a domain i purchase?
Total website / blog newbie so any help much appreciated indeed.