I have now completed the various changes I needed to implement to the blog. The main difference, which is not visible, is that the upgraded template makes it much easier to change the layout, add new sections, change color schemes, etc. But that's for my benefit!
For readers, the basic elements of the old blog remain:
1) Posts on either new publications, periodical issues, events/opportunities, or web sites/tools; and
2) References to new journal articles, book titles or legal items listed in the sidebar.
New features include a photo highlight in the top right corner, links to recurring posts listed in the sidebar and a combined "recent posts/blog archive," also in the sidebar.
I hope you continue to find this service useful. Please pass along any comments!