Thanks, All...I'm sorting it all out, slowly! ;^)
My blog was a stand alone island when I self-hosted and not part of a community so I moved it back here.
@timethief, I am glad I wasn't the only one who felt that way on dot org. It does have its perks, but what a ton of work, only to have it corrupted and stolen from me by poor management of the host database. And yet I was the one who was blamed! "Your fault, you didn't maintain your site correctly and you let all the bad guys in." GGRRR.
There does not seem to be a good way to socialize with a dot org site, except by posting on other blogs. But that is just isolated posting, unless they really pay some attention to the poster's blog. Around here, it is so easy, I was amazed...I don't remember it being so easy before. Things seem to be changing here, and IMO for the better :-)
I'm probably hijacking my own thread, sorries...