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  1. I accidentally created two blogs. How do I delete one of them?

    The blog I need help with is maryincontro.wordpress.com.

  2. I don't recommend that you do. Please mark the second blog private and use it as a test blog. http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/privacy-settings/

    Every blogger needs a test blog
    You can register as many free blogs as you wish at WordPress.com and then use them as you wish. Once you have registered a test blog and set the visibility to “private” to keep out search engines, you make it into an exact replica of your main blog AKA a “mirror blog” and use it for testing themes, lay-outs , widgets, and any other new items you are considering adding to your main blog. Read more here --> http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/05/19/how-to-select-a-wordpress-com-theme-part-1/

  3. Note: When a blog is deleted the blog address ie. URL is gone forever and cannot be recycled and reused by anyone.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/delete-blog/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/recycling-blog-names/

  4. There is a tab on your Dashboard for delete - but once a name is deleted it is gone forever even you - every day we get at least one person that deleted a blog then changed their mind and the name is now gone

    We recommend that you don't delete the extra blog but just set it to "Private" it hurts nothing to set there ready for you to change your mind - and sooner or later you will want to try something without messing with your real blog and you can use the Private test blog for pratice

    Dashboard >> Settings >> privacy >> set blog to private

  5. ~~ Ha! slowpoke ;)

  6. Thanks, everyone. Great advice!

  7. so I noticed - never been much good at this typing thing - then add my spilling problem and things get even slower

    ~~ :)

  8. Yay! You see the value in keeping it as a private site. You can periodically export the content out of the main blog and have a backup mirror blog. I wish every blogger would do this as many questions asked here could be self answered if every blogger had a test blog. :)

  9. ~~auxclass
    Excuses ... excuses I've heard them all and used them all too. lol :D

  10. Wow! So I did something smart and didn't know it. Thanks again for the prompt responses. Obviously, I'm new at this.

  11. @mincontro
    Welcome. We were all new once and you will do fine if you proceed one step at a time. Here are helpful links. On the bottom of your Admin page you will find a link to the Learn WordPress.com blogging Tutorial prepared by Staff. http://learn.wordpress.com/ The support documentation is all found at the Support link http://en.support.wordpress.com which is also on the bottom of your Admin page.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/introduction/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/getting-more-views-and-traffic/
    If you need help beyond that click my username. :)

  12. Thanks so much. Really appreciate the support. One. Step. At. A. Time. Got it.

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