If you are serious about your website and want to go for a long run, then you should always get a paid hosting rather than a free hosting service.
I completely agree.Simple - it is safe if you pick a good free host.
If you pick a dodgy one then it's not.
I contact my friends, and trustworthy members here asking if they'd be willing to help me out. 9 out of 10 cases, the members here who own very reputable hosting companies are more than happy to help me.
Speaking of which.... I take it that you no longer need your account with me, Sarah? Your blog died ages ago and the domain has since expired.