One of the things that I want to accomplish by either December or January, depending on fundage, is to start my own web site from this blog. That means that I would be moving all of this to a plain .com, instead of a .wordpress.com site. That obviously involves a lot of time and money.
Obviously, there is way more to it than that. These are just broad points — I will update with more as time progresses. Maybe some of you might enjoy seeing the process (read: trial and error) involved in shifting a blog over to a self-hosted site.
Have you ever converted a WordPress, Blogger, or other blog into a self-hosted web site? What were the easiest and hardest parts? Any advice?