I decided it was time to finally endorse Blogger's new (a couple years old actually!) goodies and fancy tools. So, I will be upgrading, adding, removing, adjusting and readjusting page elements, sidebar content, links etc one thing at a time, meaning it will probably take a couple weeks until things return to normal. The disruption will regrettably involve the comments section as well, but I will try to fix this asap.
The comments section was restored faster than expected, which is great, especially that if we lose it we lose almost 7 years worth of your comments, which would be a shame.
The best thing about this maintenance work is that hopefully display problems will be solved and people who used to see a blank space when loading the page will start to see the blog posts where they should be.
In fact, the upgrade is more than 70% complete!...Some work on the blogroll and links and we will be done.
By the way, your feedback and suggestions would be highly appreciated.