We found Wordpress.com to be an excellent site for hosting Wordpress blogs for free!
However, it did have some limitations that we could not ignore. One of the major limitations (in our opinions) is that wordpress.com does not allow plug-ins to be installed. We fully understand this why this limitation is there, however, we do need to be able to install plug-ins into Wordpress.
For this reason, we have discontinued the htpc1.wordpress.com blog.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.