I will try a new experiment from now on
This has some tips for how to get your ads inside the body of your blog. I did do some research as to whether it is against the rules of the blogger or the adsense programs.
Since they pretty much give you the control by giving you html edit, I believe there should be no problems from it either.
I will try to see how the ads look in the body of the post.
Also if you are thinking about moving from HTML to XML you may want to get hold of this parser that does just that
I found this handy in converting some of the HTML site I have personal