I'm consider making the switch to wp.ORG and I was wondering what the best course of action was. I've read from some that it's best to first purchase your domain name and stay at wp.COM for a while before you make the move. Is that true? Or should I just move/register all at once? I guess it makes sense to establish my personal domain name first so that it will be easier for readers to follow me? My question regarding that is how readers will get from angelpeach838.wordpress.com to example.com (aside from me leaving a sticky on the wp.COM website about the switch).
I've also heard that I should register my domain name with something different than WordPress in case there is a problem with servers? I didn't really catch that bit, but it was suggested to register elsewhere and then just have WordPress map the domain name. This may have been also to avoid the 60 day waiting period upon establishing a domain name with WordPress.
So, in short (because I feel like I may have been confusing :o)), what are the best steps to take before making the move to wp.ORG? Thanks!
The blog I need help with is angelpeach838.wordpress.com.