Blogger is Busted (or, Hacking your Template to Eliminate the "a[...] is null or not an object" Error)
Earlier this morning, I posted a quick test to see if backlinks are working with Blogger-powered blogs posting to FTP, as I'm doing. Turns out that they're not (note the absence of backlinkage on that page I just linked to).
Now, this isn't a huge problem for me. Would I like the ego-stroking that comes with having backlinks, showing that people like what I'm doing enough to share it? Well, sure I would. But is it worth the pain and hassle? No. So I went into my blogger settings panel, and disabled all the bits pertaining to backlinks, and removed the backlink scripts from my custom template.
Stupid, stupid, stupid! Since I can't get Blogger to stop inserting the offending code, I have to force it to be commented out! Maybe it's time to take another look at alternative blog engines...