I gave up. Blogger is too slow, flaky and clunky. I would rather pay the folks at TypePad/Six Apart.
Once again, I walk away from the free Google service into a for-fee service: Yahoo! Mail Plus and TypePad.
What does everyone else think?
ADDENDUM: Just checked in with my one other contact who uses Blogger, and she stated that she is seeing the same level of spotty performance and reliability that I have been experiencing. Her interaction with the Blogger support team resulted in an admission that the back-end at Blogger was getting some more kit to try and remedy these issues.
Too late, was the cry.