A couple of CSS tweaks aside (ostensibly to fix things I had somehow broken) I haven't done or added anything to the blog for a while. I think it has reached the stage where I'm actually happy with it and what it does. A rare moment indeed for this perennial tweaker and busybody.
That, and a post from Jan-Lukas on why he doesn't care if people visit his blog, got me thinking.
I have always maintained that the blog is for me and that extends to the design as well as the content. I have created something that I enjoy using (and that started with the custom layer on WordPress) rather than to appease or delight visitors. It doesn't matter if people read this via the RSS feeds or directly, or even if anyone reads it at all, but it is always nice when someone takes the time to stop by and leave a local comment.
Saying that, if someone has taken that time out of their day then I want their experience to be a good one.