I just exported all my blogs from my WP account and imported them to my own domain so they were exactly same initially. It took one day for Google to index my blog site.
I do realize that I will take some hit on my PR due to transfer of the domain. However, even though my new domain is indexed now, it won't show the articles in the search results even if I give the exact title...is this a normal behavior?
For example, I have a posting with title "Install Splashy on Debian Stable", when I give the exact search name in the Google, the posting on my previous site (http://evolvingminds.wordpress.com/) shows up but the same posting does not show up on my new domain.
Also is it advisable to keep my original WP blog site with all the articles in it. Will search engines penalize my new domain for finding duplicate articles? Should I remove all the articles from my WP blogs?