Yes, Jetpack was active. I checked with a few people and they did not get it even in their spam folder.
I sent out a test post and people received it. This was great! I chalked it up to the email subscriptions not having enough time to work their way through the wp "system". So I re-posted my first post, but again it doesn't seem to be going through. No one has gotten it yet.
I think what is going on is that I have set up two users in my blog. Admin and clavielle. It seems that the test post my Admin go through to folk's email, but the posts by clavielle don't. Are the emails subscriptions attached to the admin user only?