Here's something odd I noticed today. I use Chrome as my primary web browser. When you "sign-in" to the browser, then whenever you're on a Google site (Gmail, Google News, Blogger, etc.), the browser has provided a matrix-type icon which, if clicked, provides access to all of your Google apps. So, from your Gmail screen, you can go directly to Google Finance or Blogger or News or Play, directly through the link. No URL required.
That still appears to be true for my Gmail window. I checked all my other Google apps, too, and they all have the app icon. All of them, that is, except Blogger.
Is this the beginning of the end of Alphabet's support for the Blogger platform? Do they intend to replace it with anything?