Having used Wordpress.com for a while, I have officially shifted this little over to Neocities. It is a lovely platform, and it is all handcoded in HTML and CSS, which makes it nice and tidy, and it loads almost instantaneously. I recommend trying it out.
Wordpress is an unnecessarily complicated, heavy platform that is total overkill for a simple text based web site. Not that a database isn't sometimes a great solution, but we do not need it for every dang website ever. It's slow and excessive. Just because we have a bunch of RAM in our computers does not mean we should use it all up showing a little bit of text. I have some strong opinions about this, and instead of rambling forever about it, I will refer you to this beautiful article:
which you should take to your heart and share with all your friends, for the greater good of us all.