Oh my! I’ve changed the theme of my blog to Cards, truncated longer posts on the home page (thank you for your help, @jsonbecker) and added a footer with links in a horizontal list.
I can add a search box but I cannot style it for love or money, so I’ve removed it, pending further research.
These small achievements have taken me the entire first day of 2023 and may well occupy the second as well, but by the end of tomorrow I hope to have a blog that I can just post to without thinking about form. And then I might actually post.
This post is an act of defiance. Take that, cruel world!