Wow, you’ve done a nice job. Actually, just a few things would make this site look more professional.
First (no offense; I know graphics are difficult for some people) but I think the logo could be improved in that, right now, it’s simply text with a black outline. If you’re looking to keep this blog for a long time, I’d suggest playing with it more because it represents your entire blog. I’d suggest considering the topic of the blog and designing something that *conveys* the topic.
Secondly, in the menu on the right, upon mouseover, the links go purple and one can’t read the link text. Would suggest making the hover color white.
Third, I don’t see categories in the menu; perhaps I’m just missing them.
Picky: I like a bit of white space (blank space) at the bottoms of pages; here, your menu hits the bottom of the screen.
Again, great job. It’s blissfully easy to stand around telling people what they ought to do with their sites, so my apologies if my response doesn’t make you happy. I will say that picky answers generally mean there wasn’t anything major to criticize.