I'm having what seems to be a specific problem in changing my blog from a private one to a public one. I've read on the forums that i need to go to dashboard>settings>reading to this menu:
_Allow search engines to index this site
_Discourage search engines from indexing this site
Note: Neither of these options blocks access to your site — it is up to search engines to honor your request.
_I would like my site to be private, visible only to users I choose"
Originally, the first option was checked, but not the last. I toggled the options back and forth to where the first one was checked, and the last one was unchecked, saved changes, but got no desired result. I want everyone to be able to view my blog: spectrumofhope.wordpress.com
The blog I need help with is spectrumofhopeproject.wordpress.com.