I've read the support page (http://en.support.wordpress.com/changing-blog-address/) that explains how to change a blog address, but I'm not sure I fully understand it. Could someone please tell me if I'm getting this right?
My blog is now dianescookbooks.wordpress.com. If I want to change the blog address to -- let's say -- dianethecook.wordpress.com, then:
1. Assuming that I don't purchase a site redirect upgrade, will my followers still receive their email notices of new posts, or will they all have to resubscribe to the blog under the new address?
2. If I do purchase a site redirect upgrade, will people who type in the old address be informed that there's a new address when they are redirected, or will they never know that the address has changed?
3. Can a site redirect be made permanent, or does it keep expiring and have to be renewed?
4. If I'm happy to keep my present username, nothing else about the blog will be affected and I don't need to register a separate account -- yes?
Many thanks for any assistance with this!
The blog I need help with is dianescookbooks.wordpress.com.