I learned the hard,annoying way that Blogger has apparently changed something in their template code so that the classic button text box wouldn't show up anymore. It was driving me nuts and everywhere I looked no one was able to tell me the new code to use....until Zack!!
No more blank text boxes for me! Or for you either,now,since I just gave you the link to Zack's page :)
Darn you Blogger for not telling us you changed things up AND then for not giving us help in how to fix the issue.