The news feed-related Blogger bug has been identified as a new Blogger feature: “automatic pagination”. It causes the blog to paginate after a certain number of bytes have accumulated on the main page. Since the news feed is generally so huge, this makes the main page become much shorter.
I have constructed a workaround that will be more or less permanent. The news feed post here is a stub, with just this intro. The link below leads to the full news post, which is archived in 2003 (which year is otherwise unused). From now on the feeds will be added to January 2003 for permanent storage. This will take the load off the main page.
To see the headlines and the articles, open the full news post.
[This post is a stub — nothing further here!]