Want Your Old Blog Deleted? Recover Access, First

Recently, we've seen a few requests in Blogger Help Forum: Learn More About Blogger about removing old, unused blogs.
How can I remove my old blog, if I can't remember the password to the Blogger account?
In some cases, we can see the blog owners had previously participated in another popular discussion topic
How do I get control of this dormant blog, so I can use the URL?
The two requests are not coincidental.

Some would be blog owners identify the URL, for the new blog, that would be just perfect - given the content or subject of the blog,

They discover that the desired URL is in use, but not currently active. The blog is not in use - so how do we get Blogger to delete it, for me?

Blogger won't reissue a URL that is in use.

They'll get no support from Blogger here, because Blogger has explicitly stated
Blogger accounts and Blog*Spot addresses do not expire.
The next idea becomes
If the blog isn't in use, I'll get Blogger to delete the old blog. When the URL becomes available, I'll get it!

Blogger will require that they regain control, to delete the blog.

The problem here is that Blogger is simply going to require any blog owners to recover access to the owning Blogger account, and delete the blog themselves. There's no short cut here folks - Blogger isn't going to help you hijack somebody else's blog - or the URL - even if the blog is dormant.

If you can recover access, transfer control properly!

If you're able to recover access, remember how to transfer control to your currently used Blogger account. Otherwise, pick an available URL - and get to work, publishing your new blog.

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