Actions Speak Louder than Words
Rather than give you my usual late-November lament about how the blue skies of autumn have given way to the gray skies of winter and--even worse--about how the semester is charging through that gray wall that divides the regular class period from the exam period, I was inspired to change my settings.
Practical tips for people like me who don't know jack about html but who like to charge ahead blindly fiddling with their blog's source page. One, hit "ctrl a, ctrl c" every ten seconds. Disaster can strike at any moment, and you need to be ready for it when it happens. Two, rather than starting off with the blogger template that is closest to what you want, you're better starting off with a clean canvas. Pick with the simplest one you can find and work from there.