Thanks for the feedback, BC.
The footer was originally used for a 50/50 split in the site (header & article / comments & footer). I don't feel it's too stark as I tried to separate the footer from the main, but I'll keep that in mind when asking people directly.
The hair! lol I need to get a better profile shot, I admit. I'll probably organise that when I get it cut ;)
good spot on the copyright; I started using the domain in 2010, posted content using a theme I downloaded hence the old date. But I've update that now so it shows 2010-2011 (latter being update by PHP).
Once again, thanks for the awesome feedback BC, it was very helpful :)