I don't know for sure that the blog is fixed, but the email account is no longer sending me messages from myself that I have never seen before. Maybe that is a good sign.
I've reactivated the interaction functions. I still have comment moderation on, and I still have this set so that anyone can comment, including anonymously. I have to keep the anonymous function for folks like Jana, Troy, Captain Crunch et al who don't want a google account. Lately, I can't say I disagree with them on that issue. I'd dump blogger and go with another blog program, but I just don't want to have to go through learning a new program.
So we'll see how it works. Several people have mentioned to me that this may not have been an accident. I just don't know. I rather doubt anyone would go to the trouble of messing with my blog, there aren't that many people that read it. But these days, it's easy to be paranoid.
Just to be sure everybody understands, when I was talking about not having to be nice to people I don't like, because I am retired, I was talking about the people in my old company, before I retired. Apparently I gave someone the impression that I meant "everybody." The only facet of that today is the fact that I don't publish comments which are clearly intended to be obnoxious, or which attack other people who comment here. There's nothing egalitarian about my blog and I don't have to publish comments from anybody I don't want to. (Here I go again, being the hateful old codger I guess.)
ANYWAY: If I publish your comments it means I like you and I respect you, even if I don't agree with you. If I don't publish a comment, I think that person is a jackass and don't want them on my blog. 99.9% of the comments I don't publish are clearly originated by Trolls.
Sometimes, I lose comments. I lost a bunch of them this weekend. So, if you write a comment, and don't see it posted, let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope the blog is squared away again. I'd hate to have to start a new one and abandon this one. And if I did, and the problems were not accidental, they'd just start up again on my new blog.....