Those of you that read me by actually checking the site, rather than RSS readers will notice that I've been messing around with the layout a bit this week. Since I read all my blogs via Google Reader now, I never see or care how a blog is laid out. But still, it's there. Someone will look at it. So I might as well make it easy to read or at least not actively annoying.
That's actually a problem I have with quite a few blogs I've stumbled across. They are all so...cluttered. Everyone seems to want to add a blinky to their site these days. I've seen some bloggers that insist you need all that blog bling to be taken seriously as a blogger. Why? I'm writing about food, not webdesign. What purpose does the clutter serve? I've been very careful to only add things to my blog that I think will enhance the utility or interest of the site.
What do you think? Do I need more blog bling? Or do I have the right amount? Or even too much? Gimme some thoughts on this.