I finally upgraded to the new version of Blogger.
I changed the font from Verdana to Trebuchet and put the post titles in the same red font as the blog title. The very cool thing for readers is the Archives, which are way down on the right hand side. You can use the arrows to expand the years and months -- and go directly to any post.
The only bad thing I can find so far is the re-emergence of the search bar at the top of the page. I really liked not having that.