I noticed on the frontpage of wordpress.com, that "I CAN HAS CHEEZBURGER"? has the top blog. I also noticed that this blog has its own domain and is hosting ads. I can only assume from the docs I have read that this site is not being hosted by wp.com.
My question then is, how is this site included in the "Today’s Hot Blogs" list?
I ask this as I am new to this whole blogging thing and I plan on hosting my own site (with ads) but would like to have my blog featured somewhere amidst the rest of the WP blogs.