I finally decided to try updating the blog template again. Things may look odd for a while.
I still can't figure out why the blogger navbar on top won't stick to the top of the page; if anyone knows please send me word.
UPDATE (5:45PM): Never mind, I fixed it.
UPDATE (2/20): Now the paragraphs after a break are losing their spacing (see the Manon Lescaut post below). Any suggestions?