Because of the ongoing problems with Pohanginapete (the blog, not me), I've finally taken a deep breath and upgraded the template. In the short term the appearance is likely to mutate until my dissatisfaction reaches a level I can live with for a while. If the change proves disastrous, I have the old template — and the blog itself — saved, so in theory I could restore everything.
Links to blogs and other interesting sites will go up eventually. Unfortunately, the transfer isn't quite as simple as changing the other aspects.
Here's hoping the changes reduce the number of problems. Feel free to comment on the new format. What doesn't work so well? How might it be improved? What do you not want me to change?
(The photograph's just to make this post look pretty. Well, I think this tachinid fly looks pretty.)
Update (17 Jan 2014): The upgraded template hasn't fixed the problem that the blog doesn't update in other people's blog lists. I've discovered a few other problems, too (e.g. the template I chose only allowed one 'page' in the bar beneath the blog description, so I've had to change the template). Still, I'll persevere. Keep the suggestions coming. :^)