I wanted to ask for some additional information.
thesacredpath did a wonderful job explaning how to transfer a blog to wordpress.org in this post: http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/transferring-wordpresscom-to-wordpressorg-1?replies=3
I have two additional questions:
1. I used XML to transfer one blog to another in wordpress.com. Interestly, the image links updated properly. When I do the same import to my wordpress.org blog the images URLs stay with wordpress.com. Any way for the export/import to update the links to the wordpress.org location? Or, is it not possible because it is not a wordpress.com to wordpress.com export/import?
2. In the post link above, the sacredpath recommends providing a posting indicating the new blog's URL. I recently found this link to redirect using a domain "trick." http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/redirecting-your-blog. In the post it indicates that "yourblogname.wordpress.com (as well as all of your permalinks)" will be redirected. Do you know what the will do in the wordpres.org blog to the image links that are pointing back to wordpress.com. I'm assuming the images will be broken?
Any advice is appreciated!
The blog I need help with is bobspory.wordpress.com.