Got some information from one of my blog reader about another way to do it, so will test it here to see if it works:
This is the first table I am using for the test. The "data" in the table are actually hyperlinks.
|My First Blogger blog||My Second Blogger blog||My Third Blogger blog testing|
|Blogger for Dummies||Blogger Tips and Tricks||Dummies Guide to Google Blogger|
|Heading 1||Heading 2||Heading 3|
|row 1 col 1||row 1 col 2||row 1 col 3|
|row 2 col 1||row 2 col 2||row 2 col 3|
Update: As you can see, there are not large white space above the table.
For instructions how to do this, see Avoiding large spaces above tables in Blogger posts Part 2