I feel like a Simon Cowell moment upon us. I don't mean to be rude...but. Anyhow, as for the blog I am not personally fond of black backgrounds and I think the posts are a little on the rambling side. Almost like you are just filling in to place pay per post ads. I could be completely wrong. The graphic on the side makes the blog feel lop-sided in my opinion. I get the feel of "no rhyme or reason." On the positive side I think it's great that you've been blogging for quite a while and there are posts that are good and engaging. One thing is you are at least using pay per post to monetize your blog...I am a big believer in this. Keep on blogging and remember, it's your blog, not anyone Else's, if you like it then that is all that counts.