I have to admit--since installing my hit counter, I have been paying attention to it, and I'm pleased to note that since I installed it just shy of a month ago, there have been more than 1,000 hits. I know that hardly compares to hundreds of other bloggers, but I'm pleased nonetheless. Thanks to all of you for visiting, and I hope you keep coming back.
...and in celebration, I've implented the change I hinted at earlier: I've changed the template. Of course, the customizations have gone bye-bye, so things may look a little odd for a while as I transfer them from the code I'd save previously (of course I saved a backup!).
Update: Well, I'm fairly happy with the look in general, but there are some persistent problems I still need to work out. For some reason this version takes longer to load, and I'm checking into that. I also need to tweak the tables on the left-hand side some more. Also, I obviously haven't put the theme music back, but I plan to; may change the tune, however.