OK, OK, I'm changing the design
After getting some less than complimentary comments about the design of the blog, I was shamed into a redesign.
One of the more perceptive comments was:
"I notice you used the first template option on Blogger"
I now look forward to more constructive/destructive criticism as readers try to understand quite what blue leaves have to do with a blog on internet communications (in fact, I'd welcome any explanations myself).