Grrr...I'm back to Thisaway Rose. I've decided I would rather have recent posts listed on my sidebar than links. I think either can be added to my template and it looks like its less involved to add links. Plus, I've figured out how to put links within each post, so that will suffice my need to link to others for the moment.
I don't see anything in Blogger help that indicates I can assign posts to categories and I haven't seen any categories listed in any of the templates. Perhaps I'll check out other people's blogs on blogspot to see if I can find someone who did it.
Of course, I think I lost all the truncating work I did when I was with the Sand Dollar template. I hope that since I've done it once, I can do it again...
Happy trails, I'm off to a homeschool conference this weekend, sans kids -- hows that for irony!