I have decided to link both of my blogs to Google Plus. The only significant change as far as current readers are concerned relates to commenting: you have to have or open a Google Plus account in order to comment apparently. Sorry about this, but Blogger minus Google Plus is an increasingly unattractive and inflexible platform.
I have also been thinking about other blogging platforms and options but will be sticking with Blogger for the present at least.
More generally, I have been thinking about topics for possible future posts and I'm putting together a short list of questions and ideas. Since most seem more appropriate for the other blog, I intend to post the list there.
I will, however, be continuing to put up new material here as well. Still have a conservative tendency I guess...