Hello, I think the new blog is very nice and looking great.
It's quite important that I'm able to see my post before publishing it since there may be some elements that might look different between editing and published. Also scheduling is very important.
Another nice to have is the Save option instead of Publish (and publish instead inside the '...' vertical menu) since I work on several posts and usually I need to save them lots of times before I actually publish it.
Also, as a blogger I need to be able to have a blog where I'm able and allowed to differentiate from the other blogs/bloggers. One way of doing it is how I present my content. Even if you don't want to allow colors you should at least allow a range of black and grays for text font and also more options on the size. Nice to have also at least some different types of font family.