So I registered under the username "inkymum" without any issue, but when I went to start my blog under the same name, it's taken... worse yet, by someone who's abandoned it. When you go to inkymum.wordpress.com, the former owner has left a note indicating her move to Tumblr.
I know WP can't give me her info (and really, I can hit her up on Tumblr if need be), but is there really no way to free up the username of an abandoned blog? I tried a variation, going with "inkymom", but that blog name is apparently "reserved".
It all seems a little inconvenient when we're talking about a blog that's been flat-out dropped, and one that's "reserved" but unused. Augh!