I have been searching the forums for a week trying to figure out these answers. I am so afraid of being reprimanded for not trying that I am losing valuable time with domain mapping and I just can't afford to do that anymore.
1. xxx is my example name.
I just started another blog for my artwork - "xxx.wordpress.com". I have purchased the "xxx.com" name for it.
When I change the "xxx.wordpress.com" to my new "xxx.com" address, will the google rank and traffic be credited to my old wordpress.com domain or my new xxx.com domain? This is important because I may sell this xxx.com domain name someday and I want it to have a lot of traffic and a good seo ranking. Using WordPress is how I want to get there.
Question 2. I'm staying on wordpress.com for this. With an xxx.com domain name, do I still get to be a part of the tagging community? I know with wordpress.org you lose that.
Thank you. I appreciate your help.