switched to Beta, that is... so far it's been easy, although their "drag and drop" formatting isn't doing what I want, so I guess I'll need to wade back in and mess with the html. I'm used to having my posts on the left and the sidebar on the right, but blogger doesn't want me to drag those things around -- or maybe I'm just dragging them in the wrong order! **
I also noticed that my date & title stuff was disappearing intermittently when I tried to change the font and color. And yes -- I realize it's a bit of a rainbow at the moment, but I had to go a little crazy after all that black type for all these months.
And, I don't quite get the whole labels thing: I think I might have about 3 categories: blogger rants, quilting, and travel. Hopefully not in that order!
** Update: fixing the template was SO easy! all I had to do was change "right" to "left" and then "left" to "right" -- thanks again to Linda J who taught me to not be (quite so) scared of html!