Well I finally had luck moving my site off WordPress.com to my own hosting using WordPress.org. Thanks to those here who provided some helpful information. I have been exporting ALL content, month by month from my WordPress.com to my hosted WordPress.org site, http://www.the6thfloor.com. Unfortunately I still have some issues.
First, is it common to lose page formatting? I am noticing that all the posts and pages I have transferred have lost their formatting. Images aren't in the correct location and I seem to lose all paragraph breaks.
Second, I am noticing I am still getting comments on my WordPress.com site, but not my WordPress.org site. I attempted to transfer from some new comments to my hosted site, but nothing has shown up.
Finally, is there a correct way to close down my WordPress.com site so everyone visits http://www.the6thfloor.com, which is where my WordPress.org site new now hosted.
If some of these are WordPress.org directed I apologize.
The blog I need help with is the6thfloor.wordpress.com.