As you can I decided to try out Blogger's Dynamic Blog Template - I thought it was worth a try but I've got some mixed feelings about it.
Apart from Adsense all the gadgets have disappeared. I really miss my list of running and cycling blog links, plus I know they benefited from some traffic via Ramblings of Doug. I quite like the way it works in switching between the different views.
A couple of positive things - page views have quadrupled today (shot up from about 45 a day up to 200+) which apparently is more accurate. Secondly, I can always switch back if so desired.
Please leave me a comment - I'd love to hear from you on this.
Late November - I have abandoned the Dynamic Template. Although it showed I was getting over 7,000 page views a month, it just didn't look like the blog I wanted. No gadgets, no easy links to other blogs, so I've gone back to a conventional template (still playing with colours though!). This template's stats indicate a lower readership for some reason.
Comments gratefully received.