There was a question on the MalaysianBloggers forum about moving from a free blog service to their own dotcom. Well I think that having your own hosting and domain is better because then you can host your own blogging platform – like WordPress which gives you more control over your blog(s).
Then, you can also host your own photos using many different photo album services instead of relying on free services which are limited. Not only that, dot com sites get better paid posts :P
However, there are so many different webhosts available. How do you choose the right one? Well, just drop by http://www.webhostingchoice.com and put your budget and requirements (size of space, bandwidth) then it’ll search for the most suitable webhost.