Well, I have no clue what I did but apparently I did something and it must have been right because now, my reader is showing my blog as being updated again!
And if anyone ever does figure out what in blazes I touched that made it spring back to life, please let me know so I can have that information available to put into use should the situation ever rear its ugly head again!
The funny thing though is that this morning, I was having a small (unrelated) problem with my sitemeter and I sent a message to their help service about it. Within an hour, I received an e-mail from them saying they were in receipt of my note and problems and would get back to me after checking things out.
About a half-hour ago, I got an e-mail from sitemeter telling me they had made the corrections needed and all was up and functional there again.
But you know, it has been 11 days since I first had a problem with my reader and which I had logged the problem into Google's "help forum" -which should, in my opinion, have the name changed there to their "UNhelpful Forum" because I have received no response whatsoever from them to any of my posts there asking for help in fixing this -their lovely product!
Methinks Blogger should set up a bonafide Tech Support area where people can ask -and receive -answers from someone other than relying on the lovely forum which may or may not -usually not -glean you any answers or support in getting your problems fixed!
Just my opinion there folks. Anyone else agree with my take on their methodology?