I've decided the 3 column layout for my blog, with widgets scrolling my tweets and diggs alongside my blog posts, was just a jumbled eyesore.
Besides, the trend in blogs is to be visually minimalist. I'm not ready to strip away everything to leave the blog text bare, but I have finally dumped the many widgets that cluttered my site.
The AdSense vertical banners are gone. Even my blog tags list is gone.
Probably putting out more frequent blog posts is the next step to livening things up here.
Definitely not ready to hyper-specialize into yet another food blog or a mind numbing HR blog.