I started thinking about how I was when I first started blogging. The fact is, it was about blogging it was about writing. The differences are too numerous to list but they are real. So I took the "Hope of the States:The Lost Riots " theme by Francy and spruced it up a little. I dropped the original sidebar and utilized the large amount of space on the left by adding two more sidebars.
I found the picture online and stayed with the original color scheme because I really liked the "old timey" elegance of it all. Both sidebars look good in Firefox and IE and the template is xhtml transitional.
I'd like to get some feedback from those who understand what I'm shooting for with all of this. I guess I was trying to reach back and make a writer-friendly theme instead of a reader-friendly one.