Thanks to a suggestion from WendyDavis in comments, I've adjusted the posting format to include more posts per page (ie: now 30) and to reformat (newish) posts to feature an intro and option to "read more". I'm not going to go through all 1500 or so posts and do the reformatting trick, but we'll see how it goes from this point.
As for the trauma inherent in the
Blogger comment feature, I'm somewhat stymied. There are any number of
options for posting directly, without going through the aggravation of
the Blogger captcha. Of course, that means you're being tracked by the
tracking bots and anything you say will be filed away in the Utah
Warehouse by the NSA and doG knows what other security/surveillance operations. But that's true of any public comment feature, even if
you use the "anonymous" captcha.
So I don't know the answer. If anyone has a functional suggestion/solution, I'm all ears.
I also put all the tags I've used in the righthand column for easy reference... or not as the case may be!