Unfortunately, the display, and the change option, is confusing. People are removing themselves (or a friend), from administrator status, when they think that they are making themselves (a friend) an administrator.
If you're looking at the blog permissions display, and you see a clickable link besides your name saying "admin", wouldn't you think
Heck yeah, I'm an admin!
If the link says "admin", that means that you are currently an admin; clicking there makes you a guest. You click on the link, and now, you're a guest, with no warning. If you just clicked on your own entry, you are out and can't get back.
What's needed is a popup that says
Blog member xxxxxxx is currently an administrator. Do you want xxxxxxx to be a guest? Yes / No
But note that I said above
... the ability to remove ourselves from ownership, if and only if there was a second blog administrator.You could only do this to yourself, if there was another administrator. Have that person restore your status, when he / she is available. And don't do this again.
>> (Update 7/11 10:45): Blogger Employee says
I agree! This is something we're looking into.
May the day come soon.
>> (Update 10/15): The day came, finally.
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