Personally, I really like the Blogger navbar that used to appear above this site, it made for some really interesting viewing. But lately, poor old blogger has been hit with a bunch of blog spam and porn, with estimates that 6 in 10 blogspot are either spam or porn.
Personally I haven’t experienced anything near that bad, but the point Will Richardson makes on WebLog-Ed is not missed by me here. It is a problem if teachers that you are trying to impress with blogging happen upon a porn blog by clicking the next blog button in the nav bar. Fatal if a student does it.
So removing the nav bar is the temporary sollution to this unfortunate development for Blogger.