Tidying up my blog

I have been wanting to change my blog around for awhile, but got into the mindset where I found it hard to change. I want to make myself a new banner, but I haven't got there yet. So I kept just putting it off. Once I learned that the old colour scheme was tiring on the eyes for some readers, I was even more keen to change. This scheme is just one of the typepad templates, but I like it, it suits me. I'm stripping back the column content too, at least for awhile. It has a habit of bloating. You like?