Because I wanted to comment on the blog of a person I have met on Flickr, then I got back onto this blog. I have survived the change-over to the new format, even though the Google employee instructions in the Blogger Help Group are not clear. I am now a member of the Blogger Help Group. And with all this, I even made my comment on my friend's blog! Hopefully, I will use this more now.
The solution to getting the change over was to say NO, I do not have a Google Account even though I did and do have a Google Account. Then later I was able to say I had a Google Account and complete the process. It is like Microsoft thinking. You know, how do you end a session on your computer. First you click Start, then you can end.