I recently transferred my content from wannabemaven.wordpress.com to self hosted wannabemaven.com. However, both these blogs are active on Google. I would like to deactivate the former blog (wannabemaven.wordpress.com), so there is no confusion. I am aware of the re-direct option but since that's a paid service, is there any other alternative? I'm also aware of the private settings in reading panel in the dashboard. however, it is not clear if that would make my blog completely private with no send-request-to-view messages. Note: I would prefer deactivation/Private over deleting my blog with wordpress.com.
thanks for your help in advance.
The blog I need help with is wannabemaven.wordpress.com.