Apologies to my as-yet nonexistent readers for the lack of content so far. I've been working on designing the shell while trying to get my head around HTML tagging, something I've never done before save for those workhorses bold and italic.
Still, the graphics aren't bad to look at if I do say so myself. I'm much happier with them than what Blogger provided. (To give credit where it's due, so far Blogger seems well designed for those like me whose knowledge of computer technology isn't exactly at the cutting edge.)
Fiddling with the look of the site will be put on hold after one more go at it, more real links will be added, and blogging will commence.