In my mind, for any business or serious blogger WP.org is the obvious choice over WP.com. The power of open source code and access to 25,000 plugins via .org WP sites certainly outweighs the maintenance free slight advantage of .com WP. Here is a good graph created by WPMU.org showing the differences.
Quick rundown: Grew up in Lombard, Illinois, went to Arizona State University, worked as a CPA with Arthur Andersen & Co, then Laventhal and Horwath, then Rolling Stones, then Heron International, then Goodby Berlin and Silverstein in San Francisco. Moved to the foothills in 1990 and traded futures and designed websites. Married to Kate Stewart, now living in Colfax, CA. We have six grandchildren. I enjoy camping in our RV, hiking, kayaking, fishing, droning and cross country skiing Also conga drumming, photography and dogs.
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