I was reading the Creative Tutorials at Blogger, and followed How not to get fired because of your blog to this article. Scary article.
I've been reading all the Blogger Help. Lots of information here.
There was a time when I would have been more than ready to start with a new template, much customised for myself. I would have spent many nights over it, tweaking the look and feel until I get it just right. Now, its a different story. There's no time for these little peasures of life. Now, I selected the best looking template (at least to me), and used it. The written word is more important, so there.