I HATE @@$^*(&%$$^) BLOGGER!!! $%()*%#@$!!
I just spent 45 minutes working on a post only to have it disappear into the Ether when I hit the "Post" button and was greeted with the message "www.blogger.com has refused your connection. Please try again later." I have other things to do, so I'll have to come back later and try to re-construct it. In the meantime, this gives me new impetus to find a different hosting service than the increasingly-flakey Blogger.
What I had written was really pretty good, you'll have to trust me on that until I can try again.
I suppose from now on I've learned a lesson: write my posts in a WP program, then cut and paste it into Blogger...