Just a request. Would it be possible to change the text so that the links are relative links rather than absolute links? Having the text be relative links rather than absolute links makes it much easier to set up a reverse proxy, which makes it much easier to circumvent the firewall blocks of certain countries which have blocked wordpress.com IP addresses.
If the links are relative links, then it is a trivial matter to set up a reverse proxy on an unblocked address and change that address if that gets blocked. Since, there are absolute path names in wordpress code, this becomes much harder.