i am new to being on wordpress.org … perhaps there is an easy answer to this that i am not seeing, so please bear with me … as a blogger one wants exposure to people who don’t know of your site at all, where your blogs get posted for anyone to see, people who do not already know of your site (i.e. those who do not already have your sites’ RSS feed) – i understand from your response that one does not get this exposure on wordpress.com as a self-hosted wordpress.org, not even via the subscription module from jetpack? correct? if so, how does everyone else who have blog-sites created via wordpress.org get this exposure?
If you would like to move your self-hosted WordPress.org site over to WordPress.com, you can follow the guidance on the following pages. Navigate to the next step by clicking on the page numbers at the bottom of the screen, or, to view all of the steps on a single page, click “View All”:
How to get WordPress.com Features on Self-Hosted WordPress Blogs
Most of the time bloggers are starting blogging with WordPress.com free blogs then they are switching to the self hosted WordPress site. personally i also start my blogging with WordPress.com and blogger in 2008 and in 2013 i switched on Self hosted WordPress site. WordPress.com site comes with really nice features like :-
Note, if you had more than one author on your site and wish to keep your content assigned to the same authors: invite the user to your site on WordPress.com prior to import. This will allow you to assign the posts to the correct author. Inviting the users will require they have a WordPress.com account.
In your old self-hosted WordPress.org site, go to Tools → Export and download the .xml (WXR) file to your computer.
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Connect your domain name from your old site to your new WordPress.com site with Domain Mapping.