So, in response to a comment from Johan, and prompted by a nagging irritation that my post footers were becoming disorganised and could do with straightening out, I have enabled blogger backlinks on Freshblog.
Since this is a blogger hacks blog, & "off the peg" just won't do (because my template has been butchered to within an inch of its life...) I used the non-standard "custom" backlinks set-up provided by Jasper at Browservulsel. This seems to get around both the "won't work if you've got Feedburner" problem addressed by Improbulus, and the "can't cut and paste in Firefox any more" problem brought to light at Philosophy etc. Looks good from here!!
V. cool to see a graphic display of how many links there are in to the post, right there in the footer. I like. Of course this means that I'm running more scripts than Broadway, & if things slow noticeably here I will think about features that I can live without.... or sling into a test blog.
Some formatting still to do, perhaps. (You know you're in trouble when the footer is longer than the post) but the additional feature is working great. Many thanks, Jasper!!