I think you misunderstood my question :)
....somehow get around using Jetpack which in turn will allow me to use your plug in with wordpress.org?
My website is hosted under wordpress.org (not wordpress.com) which is what Jetpack uses. I'd love to use Jetpack, but again I can't log in via my current wordpress.org site. Hope that makes sense.
Oddly enough, I installed the plug in, used the widget on my side bar but then one of my widgets that hosts different books and products started showing the same set of products on the entire site. I moved the widget back and trying to figure out what is causing that. Perhaps you can shed so light.
Astrid (I am a gal ;)