In my previous post, I was whining about how it wasn’t possible to bring the ‘followers’ over to a self-hosted blog.
Even though I agree with all the commenters, I still felt a little let down by this. I was certainly not prepared to pay $129 (!!!) for a guided move, which I thought was the only way to solve this problem.
Today, I was reading an email from WordPress — one of those newsletters — and it was about their support forums. I wasn’t too interested, as I already know the forums and their workings, but something caught my eye: It was an example question about migrating followers to a self-hosted blog. Turns out, all you have to do is to ask them, and they [wordpress] do it for you! I just had all my followers migrated!