Well after a few days with blogger I have spent far too much time trying to get it how I want it but its looking OK at the moment.
I think there are certainly things that would be easier to accomplish with more control but I am not an HTML guru so I will stick with it for now. I also have a great deal on at the present time.
Eventually I think I will host my blog elsewhere and rid myself of the shackles that are imposed by Google Blogger.
Don't get me wrong I wouldn't have this up and running if it wasn't as easy as it is but there are restrictions that I think I could get around by hosting it myself. I also think that I will outgrow the capabilities of Blogger before the year is out.