I asked and you answered loud and clear that a one-column blog layout does not work. You want a search box and the ability to view recent articles and tags (such as a crowdsourcing tag, new to this article) without scrolling to the bottom of the page.
So be it. The two-column layout is back with this post.
Your familiar environment is here.
New to this blog design is a feedback button, courtesy of the folks at Get Satisfaction. I’ll slowly be phasing the contact navigational tab out to draw your focus on the right margin. All feedback entries from ariwriter.com and ariherzog.com go to the same place now, as the two sites are in the process of convergence.
Thanks for sharing your views. I welcome your feedback any time.