I've been working on switching to a new template that will work with the new Blogger finally out of beta. It is going fairly well, and I think I have now managed to restore most of the features from the previous template. Comments and trackback should be working again thanks to a tip from The Logical Philosopher.
My main challenge now is going to involve coming up with a system for labeling posts that will make sense and help readers find what they are looking for. If I get it right the first time, it will save tremendous time later. If not, well...I better just get it right now.