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Does it matter if I connect an unrelated wp.org blog to my wp.com blog

  1. I have a wordpress.com blog. I love it, and it's set-up just the way I want: thejadezone.wordpress.com

    I also just purchased a domain name and hosting plan for a separate blog using wordpress.org: http://www.jdsphotoblog.com

    Now my wordpress.org blog is asking me to connect to my wordpress.com blog for Akismet and Jetpack plugins.

    But I don't want my wordpress.org blog to be connected to my wordpress.com blog because as mentioned above they are separate blogs with separate URLs that will fulfill separate purposes. Or does it even matter? Because as it stands I'm really scared that the connection will screw up my wordpress.com blog, which again I love and want to leave as is.

    I've just spent a couple hours searching the internet and forums to see if it even matters if a separate wordpress.org blog is connected to a separate wordpress.com blog (i.e: http://www.jdsphotoblog.com is connected to thejadezone.wordpress.com). The only thing I can find is about transferring a wordpress.com blog to wordpress.org. Again, I don't want to transfer, I want to keep them separate!

    I also thought of simply creating a new wordpress.com account to which I could connect my wordpress.org to, but the url is already taken, as in jdsphotoblog.wordpress.com is already taken.

    I'm really stuck and wondering what I should do? Does it even matter if I connect an unrelated wordpress.org blog to my wordpress.com blog? Or do they have to be the same (i.e http://www.bandaid.com needs to be connected to bandaid.wordpress.com?)

    The blog I need help with is thejadezone.wordpress.com.

  2. If you don't want them connected, you'll have to use different emails on them if you want to keep them totally separate and yet use Akismet and Jetpack. But there's no particular reason not to connect them, if anonymity isn't an issue.

    You can use a custom domain like whatever.com regardless of the underlying whatever.wordpress.com URL just by paying $17 a year for the Domain Mapping upgrade. No external hosting required.

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