Well, I finally bit the bullet and purchased a domain name, contemporarymaker.com. While the blog posts are all still here, the site has moved out of the Google hosting and onto a private server. As you can probably find out, the old address, www.contemporarymaker.blogspot.com, now forwards all traffic to here.
I thought that it might be helpful to know that the change happened, if anyone didn't notice it. So from now on, this website, instead of the Google servers, will contain all blog traffic.