I really respect your opinion demi2004. You are obviously well accomplished and I can only dream to capture some of the moments you have. My argument for this point is - after someone has entered the site there won't be a link to my blog unless they go back to the splash page. That's why it's on both.
Go to Youtube and search "Bon Iver Acapella". There's a really cool clip.
I agree. I should have done more research into this beforehand. There isn't as much flexibility, but the ease of set-up was key for me. There's also some very large blogs out there that use the Blogger platform (i.e. Strobist).