After having been advised, very nicely, that my blog looks better but seems to be rather pallid, I fired up my sophisticated css editor program and used its colour picker to select a new wallpaper colour. This sledgehammer-nut approach has left my blog posts with a subtle shade of green under them.
Stop reading, start speaking
Stop translating in your head and start speaking Italian for real with the only audio course that prompt you to speak.
I'll wait for some feedback on this new colour before attempting to find an appropriate shade for the text. There are certain sophisticated rules which govern which colours go with each other to produce a friendly, welcoming combination – but I'll go for the tried and trusted trial and error method. Besides, I like reading the comments.
Now, what I'd really like would be an online Blogger version of PowerPoint – then I could really have some fun. Ho ho ho.