Blogger Marianne chimed in on the last post (in the comments) with a thread from the Google Blogger users group, that the 2 required HTML files are apparently native to Blogger.
There simply was no announcement from Blogger yet.
Details for adding Friend Connect to Blogger are here.
There is no need to modify your template.
I have put an example at the very lower right on this blog.
Of course, you are more than welcome to 'put your face' there :)
Again, our thanks to Marianne for the heads up!
Great Weekend All!