Yesterday afternoon I had a bit of an epiphany. In the last entry to this blog I mentioned coming across Annie's blog and my desire to have a 3 column template but being afraid to go ahead. She directed me to an already hacked template and I tried it but there was something wrong with the links in that template. So I read Annie's blog and some others and managed to add the third column myself. I'm very pleased with my results.
After reading so many blogs about hacking Blogger I'm glad I never jumped ship because the new blogger is such a wonderful and easy publishing tool and the things people are doing with their blogs are nothing short of amazing to me.
The next step I'm probably going to take is figuring out how to make the columns fluid to expand to fit larger screens. Oh, how I love Blogger.