1. GIFs vs Images: I am one that loves a good GIF, so having them in my blog entries is a must. The issue is that I would prefer them to having any type of images. I had planned to use Pinterest but then I guess that would leave me out of having images pinned back to my blog. So does a blog really need images?
2. The list: by now I have heard enough about building a list from the start that I know I can't ignore it. I would rather not start paying for Aweber just yet though. I'm just starting out but at the same time I don't want to miss an opportunity if someone wanted to join my list. So I used a plugin for email capture, I think WP capture or something. I know I can't build an auto-responder this way but is this good enough for now? It says it will transfer everything to Aweber once I choose to use that service.
3. Just thought of another question, social media: So once I had my domain, I went to FB, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and Instagram to ensure I would have the name. How quickly should I be using them? Should I focus on having a good amount of content before even working on my FB page?
Thanks for all of your advice in advance, I'm sure this might help others as well.