After protracted negotiations (we covered all the angles !) I can now announce the following agreement.
Blogger will, with immediate effect, allow me to post and to respond to comments.
The viewing of my followers will be phased in over a two year period, subject to an exhaustive review of manning levels and differentials.
In return, I have agreed to desist from describing Blogger as a steaming heap of skunk excrement, developed by a circle-jerk of socially inadequate intellectual pygmies and maintained by a crowd of lazy incompetents with personal hygiene issues.
In addition, I will refrain from posting noisy rock music before the watershed.
Eppul si muove.
I've a wee bit redding up to do, and then I'll be back in business.