I have researched this topic to the extent of getting completely confused. Please bear with me. I have been building a site and a blog ad hoc for the past year and now I would like to migrate everything into wordpress.org.
1. I have a domain name on godaddy which currently redirects to wordpress.com. I would like to migrate the same domain name over to worpress.org
2. When I migrate to .org, is there a way to bring all my .com archive posts and comments over to the .org.
3. I was just picked by .com as a featured blog on their homepage. will I lose the ranking by moving?
4. is it true that you get less page views on .org?
5. Does .org have stat watchers like .com?
6. What do I do first so as to not lose EVERYTHING. Do I signup with Bluehost first? Then, do I set up the new .org theme and THEN export from .com?
Or do I export from .com to desktop...
What is the best order?
...I really would appreciate simple step by step on this