I've finally managed to spice up my blog a little. For many people, this is a simple matter of tweaking some HTML and CSS and then BAM!-- finished. But I am an idiot, so it has taken me several days to actually do something that should actually take minutes.
Oh, well. However long it's taken me, there are some resources that were integral to my great success. For those who are computer-illiterate, use these:
Publishing a Blog with Blogger, by Elizabeth Castro.
BlogU-- a huge help.
There is still much to do on this blog, but this is a start! :)