I switched to WordPress because Blogger, after five years, was becoming a pain. They had screwed up their scripts, and so permalinks went to “rchives” instead of “archives.” They ignored all my questions and complaints, and the only advice I could find on their webpage was that I would have to switch to New Blogger. When I went to try to do so, I was told I couldn’t, because my blog was too big (in other words, the oldest customers, who had stuck with them the longest, were last on their list to help). That did it.
Well, they’ve finally caught up and have made it possible to switch. But they changed something–you can’t list your archives on a separate archive page, as with Old Blogger, but need to have them listed on the main page. So to make my archives work on the old page, I’ve changed the template. I’ve also moved my other blogs, L’Acadie Toujours! and Lincoln & Liberty to New Blogger, as I have not yet moved them to WordPress.