A couple of my friends said they had trouble signing up for this blog, so I borrowed my wife’s email and did a google search for “billyr88.wordpress.com” without the quotation marks.
Immediately the page came up and in the lower right hand corner was a word Follow that you could click on and enter your email address in the box that popped up. There was then a screen that thanked you and said it sent a confirmation email to the address you put in the box.
When you opened that email and confirmed that you wanted to get emails every time I wrote here, you were registered and would get the aforementioned email.
Simple, and it worked for me, so should work for you.