I don't know if you've noticed yet, but I made those site changes that I promised. I'm not 100% satisfied with it yet as there are still a lot of things I'd like to tweak (for example, font size, the appearance of comments, margins and I'd like to figure out why my posts aren't lining up correctly on the homepage). I'd also like to add more sidebar content and possibly play around with my colors and borders. In other words, I'm a perfectionist and now that I've decided to put some thought into this blog design, I'll probably never be happy with it. At any rate, I'd love your honest opinion about it. I often think the old style was better, but I also wanted something more readable and "magazine"-like. I have a couple of polls set up in the sidebar, so please take a moment to leave feedback. If you want to leave more than what the polls have to offer, feel free to email me (link at the top of the sidebar) or leave a comment. And don't be shy. Like I said, I'm not totally sold on this design and would like your honest opinions.
I hope you all enjoyed your vacation and that your 2012 is off to a great start!