I am considering switching my site to a self hosted wordpress.org site, but before I make the commitment I'd like to make sure of a few things first:
1. I have paid for the domain registration upgrade for both of my blogs, does this mean I have registered the domain and can use it with any hosting service should I choose to move to self hosting the sites?
2. Will all my content (posts, pages, photos) move over automatically to the self hosted site? If not, what is the best way to go about moving the content so I experience the least amount of down time possible?
3. Will there be ads on my blog once I move over to a self hosted site?
4. Will my followers still be able to follow my blog or will I lose my followers once I move over to a self hosted site?
The blog I need help with is writetolivelivetowrite.com.