Come on in. Sorry about the mess. Looks like I'm forced to make some changes to the blog after all. I had subscribed to a year of domain mapping and CSS here on Wordpress ($25 for both, if I remember correctly) and it worked very well for me. I was able to tweak the colors of the template to match my header, and my readers didn't see the ".wordpress" in my URL. Very smooth and glitch-free. Then I let the subscriptions lapse, and it has been a couple of weeks of total confusion, trying to figure out who hosted what, which settings to change, and what to change them to. I'm finally back in control but unfortunately can't do a simple redirect from my domain, so the only access to this blog is through the wordpress URL.
Why not just pay the $25 per year to WP if it's that important, you might be wondering. Well, because. I've never liked the limitations that we Wordpressers have to deal with on a free blog, and yet the 25 bucks didn't give me total control, either. It was a good compromise for a while, but I want more control over what I can and can not do on my own blog. That either means going back to Blogger, or paying a monthly fee for hosting. If I go to Blogger I lose all my previous posts, basically starting from scratch. That hurts. But I don't have a reason to spend time and money on my own website, so... I don't know what I'll do. I guess I'll just keep limping along with the blog the way it is now and hope everybody keeps reading till I get something concrete. So if you're not getting my RSS feed anymore, just subscribe to http://sherricornelius.wordpress.com/feed/ . You can keep the old feed active, if you want. It won't hurt anything, and then when I do find a permanent home for my domain name, you'll already be set up for it.
I'll answer another reader question in my next post. Thanks, guys, just for being you.