Blogger is in a rather silly state these days. Getting this page right almost felt like the old days of building my home page with Emacs and raw HTML (it is no accident that sumutia.com hasn't changed in ten years...). Still less painful than going through the clicking hell on the Compose tab.
Perhaps Google is preparing to jettison this service, as well, and is consciously trying to drive users elsewhere. Or their genius coders can't be bothered with old code. Google suffers from ADHD?