And I'm pleased to say I found a solution to both problems. I'm moving over to Typepad where my blog and my website are one seamless, beautiful unit. And where, with only the tiniest amount of HTML knowledge, I can make changes and updates to the web-content all by myself.
I've got no issue with blogger, and have always been happy here, but the time has come to move on. If you following me here, I invite you to follow me there. If you're a subscriber here, you'll have to re-subscribe over there, and I sincerely hope you will.