. . . but given my lack of expertise re: CSS and image manipulation software, it will have to suffice for now.
So, what happened at Blogger? Well, I’m not entirely sure. Evidently some bug in the system is causing it to alternate between “Old Blogger” and “New Blogger,” and when I thought I’d lost my template, I’m embarrassed to say I threw something of a hissy fit. My Blogspot site seems to be functioning almost normally now, except that the post truncation (which isn’t a native feature of Blogger anyway) isn’t working anymore. Suffice it to say I’m no longer posting at my old blog and will be starting afresh here.