I've given the blog a face lift.
I had some complaints that it took forever for the page to load (good things to tell me, ya'll). I tried to make it a pretty simple layout. Not mega-huge photos as the background mainly. I also kept it dark so that way my eyes were happy while reading it. I know that a white background looks crisp and clean and neat.. but its also blinding. If you want a white background, subscribe to my blog in Google Reader. Voila, white backgrounds, along with a semi-jacked up layout, but who's picky? When you work in the dark like me, dark pages attract less attention than bright pages (i.e. FB).
I also enabled the mobile view, which I didn't even realize wasn't turned on (Teh Megan fail).
Please let me know if something doesn't work or is "off".. I will try to take them seriously and remedy what I can (if I agree) with my limited working knowledge of the blogger template editor.
Now if I could just figure out how to make the background for the create post page darker.
I was going to go with one of the new blogger layouts, but they just weren't exactly what I was looking for. I love my sidebar with all those crazy links on it.
The other new thing is Teh Bear's blog is now linked under the can I decide another day banner. He just started his blog and he goes on these epic, yet entertaining rants. We've also discussed the idea of a joint blog (now that he's entered the blogging world), but he's not ready to make a commitment to 2 blogs yet. He says he'll never post that much. He also suggested combining blogs, to expand our reader base, but for now we're takin' small steps and just making the tabs at the top so people have the option to read what they want.
I know that I could make my blog a lot more organized by separating my blogs into different tabs (like a cooking tab, a Bahrain tab, a MD tab, etc), but that's still a lot of work for me at this point, so we'll see. I think for now I like the ability to have everything all in one place, even if you have to click that stupid "older" link at the bottom to get back blogs. The new layout just automatically loaded older posts, which I really liked, but it took away my sidebar, which really crushed my soul.
Google hasn't won them all yet, but they are getting closer each day. :)
Reminder: please do let me know if you see/think of any issues! kthx.