On the importance of having a pretty blog

Having a blog is like having a garden: leave it untended long enough, and it needs weeding. I spent part of yesterday cleaning up things like my blogroll (half the blogs listed were out of commission). Also, I learned how to add a second widget bar, so now the “search box” is found at the top.

But I’m realising that it is about more than just having a tidy blog. I find that I actually *like* the appearance of this blog now, and it makes me want to come back to it. Coming back to it makes me want to write on it. And writing on it makes it come alive again. Kinda like that garden: once cleaned up, you want to start planting.