Unveiled the new blog look today. It's still a bit of a work in progress, but it has more functionality and a more professional look than it used to have. In addition, I'm hardly an html expert but I did get to pick up some new syntax and practice some coding skills along the way.
Don't get me wrong, I didn't write the code from scratch, I downloaded a template and modified it. It required a lot of adjustments (which I still haven't finished). Wordpress has a lot of themes and styles that Blogger doesn't have. My blog is a hosted on blogger - at least for the time being, and the reality is that professional looking sites are often more Wordpress based, so I was looking for a Wordpress news theme.
There were a few that were more appropriate than this one but the coding was far too difficult for me to work with.
Nevertheless, the new looks is here, mostly. If you have any feedback please comment.