It's lovely to access my Blogger dashboard again after several months of my computer refusing to acknowledge it existed due to "cookie" issues. I did all the cookie tinkering suggested but none of it worked. When I suddenly couldn't get to my e-mail either I was getting really desperate so I pretty much clicked and unclicked
every possible cookie control in IE8. Of course that means I have no idea why my e-mail became available again, and since I figured I couldn't get anymore frustrated with Blogger than I was, I decided to try my luck again. Voila, and wonder of wonders, after trying to get to the dashboard at least once a week for the last couple months it worked easy as could be.