For a while now when I go to my own blog, I think, "Man, this looks cluttered." I've tried widening the column widths via geeky template coding methods, but I wasn't successful in the past. That is until yesterday when I happened to visit the blog of Steven W. Anderson, a teacher who goes by the handle @web20classroom on Twitter. His blog, Blogging About the Web 2.0 Connected Classroom, was wide and not cluttered, so I asked him how he did it. He was so nice to get back to me right away and give me a couple tips. Funny thing? It's just the Minima Stretch template from Blogger's normal templates. (Duh, Dale!)
Let me know what you think. Ultimately, a blog's look and ease of navigation will either encourage or discourage repeat visitors (that and timely topics). If you have any other suggestions, please feel free to leave a comment. Have a wonderful day!