The problem had to do with the fact that my Google+ and Blogger accounts were connected. (If I remember correctly, I set them up at the same time) I was pointed to this post at Sew Many Ways so that I could fix the problem, but when I clicked on my picture in her first step, I did not get the same options. I couldn't find my blogger profile and I was beginning to think it was abducted. After an hour or two of playing around (and walking away when I was frustrated) I finally found the answer. I had to un-connect my two profiles.
I started off by clicking on the Cog
Next I chose the option to "Revert to Blogger profile."
Then I followed the instructions on the next two screens.
I switched to the limited Blogger profile.
Entered my desired display name and continued on to Blogger.
Then I was taken to a stripped down version of the dashboard I was use to.
This is where the directions from Sew Many Ways kicked in. I clicked on my name...
and chose Blogger profile.
Next clicked the Edit Profile button.
Now the important part...make sure that Show my email address box is marked. After that I scrolled to the bottom and saved my changes.
Then I returned to the blogger screen and clicked on the Cog again.
This time I clicked on Connect with Google+ and followed the instructions. Then I was back in business.
Thankfully, my new friend Ashley @Crafty Ashley B was kind and patient enough to let me keep posting on her blog until I figured out what I had to do. And also a thanks to Eleanor@ Cat Approved Quilting and Sandra@Musings of a Menopausal Melon for letting me try test posts to their sights as well. Now all I have to do is kick back and wait for my Reply Blogger Club Tshirt and key chain to come in the mail. It's a hard club to get into....just kidding.
If you were struggling like I was I hope this post is helpful.