Apparently they are now contained in a widget. I went to blogger help, I'm not a real man because I actually looked in the manual! I found this:
Widget content is contained in "includable" sections, which have this format:
[insert whatever content you want here]
The attributes are as follows:
id: (Required) A unique identifier made up of letters and numbers.
var: (Optional) An identifier made up of letters and numbers, for
referencing data within this section. (See the data section below.)
Each widget must have one includable with id='main'. This will usually contain most or all of the content that will display for this widget, and in many cases it will be all you need.If you make more includables with different IDs, they will not be displayed automatically. However, if you make an includable with id='new', then you can reference it in your main includable with
and it will display that way.
The 'identifier' part can be any name you choose, and will be used to stand in for each new item in the list, each time through the loop. A common convention is to simply call this "i". The set of data you specify for the values can be any piece of data described in the data tags article as being a list of items. For instance, in the blog posts widget, posts is a list. Code like the following will loop through each post, printing out the title for each one, with header tags around it.I hadn't noticed, but then again the entire global financial system is crashing down just outside my window, so arguably I could be excused.
Notice how "i" takes on the value of each post in turn, so you can get the title from
And that's why Laurie is not in the sidebar blogroll. Nor will anyone else ever be, nor will the current list ever be amended.
Oh, and I found Laurie via here (Sit down man, you're a bloody tragedy), another one of those islands of amazing complexity you find in the 'sphere.
Update: Yes he is. Now. I figured it out. Blogger had made it simpler. I was looking for love in all the wrong places.