I like that with hosting my own WordPress blog I can use plugins, themes, and get into the PHP code–all features disabled on WordPress.com (however you can increase some of your abilities through a subscription fee).
I migrated my WordPress.com blog to my own domain and I’ve been noticing less random traffic. I guess that must be one of the benefits to being under the WordPress.com umbrella. Further, the only type of traffic I seem to get on my own domain leaves comments like this:
[UPDATE @ 12/26/2008 8:36PM]: Here is a helpful comparison of what the “com” vs. “org” flavors of WordPress has to offer.
I’m introducing a new category called “How I Bastardize Stuff”.
Bastardization is a programming term; unable to find a definition for it in this context, I will attempt to define my own.
bas’tard·i·za’tion (-t?r-di-za’sh?n) n.
- To use something for other than its intended purpose.