timethief, I have noticed how much you help folks here and respect you enormously for the time you donate.
However, I really feel that you are really badly misreading my requests for help and mischaracterizing them, resulting in me getting brushed away to an inappropriate section of the forums, where my questions are so clearly out of place.
While the initial thread title has to do with SEO by name, if you read the thread, and it's painfully clear that you haven't fully, the discussion progressed, thanks to everyone's input, from general SEO questions, toward my making a decision to possibly change the name and URL of my blog, which now leaves me with some questions, which I've clearly stated, having to do very specifically with using the WordPress.com software:
managing domains, changing the blog name, whether or not the blog name per the field in the Dashboard has to appear on the site to achieve the results raincoaster mentions above when he/she insisted that I do need to change the title and the URL, and even my question about what I need to do to make sure that I don't lose readers who have existing shortcuts to my blog is basically about what redirect options are available to me using WordPress.com and how they work.
So you see, these are not questions, as you insist, having to do with broad SEO concepts like using keywords, tags, and linking strategies like those you include on your one cool site.
(Yes, I've read your stuff and it's been very helpful in my over all decision-making process.)
So, I appeal to you to reconsider your interpretation of my outstanding request for help above. Respectfully, I think if you weren't so burned out by people who don't have a clue about forum etiquette, because you spend so much time here, I don't think you'd be so quick to judge me and judge me erroneously.