Anyway, I am by no means sure that I will keep this template and am still trying to put in 3 columns. I did set up a test-blog where I can test the 3 columned templates I have found around the net, but something is up with Blogger and I cannot save. So those experiments will have to wait.
I have thought a great deal about the whole "being better at commenting" issue. And I have played around with the templates. Other than that, I haven't done more in this the first week of The Blog Improvement Project :-)