Update: ok, its clearly a blog problem. Using a troubleshooting/health checker plugin I narrowed it down to something specific about the theme I’m using. So now to decide if I want to try to fix the theme, or use a different one. Yay.
Over on the left side bar is a search option. Can a few people try that search function and let me know if it works for them? Something simple, like searching for “garden” ought to do it. Its not working for me (I get an error message), and I’m trying to figure out if its my computer or the blog.