I think I've finally got the old blog decluttered a bit. I haven't thrown anything out - just tucked it away where it can't be seen. Sort of like how I do my house.
There is now a bar of little tabs under my banner. Most of the long lists in the sidebar (tutorials, patterns, someday projects, resources) are now compartmentalized there.
There is a new page describing the patterns for sale. This is to hopefully help potential buyers decide if the patterns are something they want or not. It also provides friendly advice on how to minimize download issues. All the old icons in the sidebar are still there (for now) but they all link to this page. I should probably put the prices there too, but I forgot. Will do that soon.
There is a new page of FAQs - these are questions people have actually asked me; I didn't make them up myself. Really!
There is a new page all about narcissistic old me. All old stuff, just a new rostrum.
I've done away with my old corpse-grey background. I liked its corpse-greyness because no one else in blogland was crazy enough to pick a color like that. But it felt heavy after two++ years and I also know people were going blind trying to read my text against it. So it's gone. It's all boring austere white now.
I am still working on a way to transfer all those Featured buttons onto a new page so I can hide them away under one of those tabs. And then I hesitated because we'll lose some nice visible links back to some great sites. Why have buttons if they're hidden, right? So maybe I'll leave them for now.