Okay, this old Blogger vs new Blogger thing is turning into a total nightmare. I am going to upgrade to new Blogger (since I'm going to have to do it eventually anyway, and it looks like it might be easier for folks to deal with), but I'm waiting to hear from a co-owner of one of my other blogs before I switch over.
In the meantime, Adrienne has given great instructions on how to work with your invite if you are already on new Blogger:
1. must create a new "old blogger" account. your original "old blogger" account automatically transfers to the "new google blogger" so using that will not works.
2. after being accepted by "old blogger" under your new "old blogger"
account, you have an opportunity to switch sam3 to the "new google blogger". at this point, you are asked if you already have an existing new google account or if you have to create one. if you already have one, the sam3 blog group is moved to your exisiting google account.
If you've done something else and somehow lost your invite, just send me an e-mail and we'll get you a new invite. Just bear with us - it might take a few days! I will also be reposting the rules with some clearer info about deadlines, etc., but rest assured that you do not need to be on the blog on Feb 1 in order to participate. Your socks will be counted based on the date I received your email.
Thanks for your patience, everyone, and I'm sorry this has been such a hassle!