P.S. As your blog is a web design blog i will not hesistate to share this feedback with you. I am visually challenged.
1. Deep six that busy background image. It’s unprofessional and so distracting that it draws the eyes away from your content.
2. Deep six the header image. Replace it with one that has no more than two colors in it and that is optimized and properly sized prior to uploading so the cropper does not come into play and it’s not stretched and distorted.