The blog has officially been transferred to WordPress.org and everyone who has subscribed to Between the Covers through WordPress or through the email option has been transferred with it.
NOTE from the WordPress.com Happiness Engineer who transferred the subscriptions: Any WordPress.com followers who opted to receive email updates will need to re-subscribe through the Jetpack signup box, otherwise they’ll only see new posts in their Reader. Non-WordPress.com email subscribers will continue to get email updates.
So WordPress.com followers, if you were receiving email updates for new posts, you’ll need to sign up for email updates again through the email option at the top of my sidebar. (I assume that’s what she means.)
I can’t say that everything went smoothly–there were a couple small hiccups along the way–but the support team at HostGator (where my domain is being hosted) is fantastic and helpful. They responded promptly to the couple of issues I had and got everything squared away. The whole process was relatively painless and stress-free.
The blog is still a work in progress, I think, but it’s good enough to go public with. The header is new (I took the background photo myself!), and obviously the theme is quite different from my old one. I’m new to WordPress.org, so I’m open to suggestions. I’m also open to any design suggestions in general.
Have a great week, everyone!