For me personally, I like having my whole header being my "home" button. I think this is something that is already pre-set up in Blogger. I hate it when Blogger's disable this feature and make it so I have to find the little button marked "home". Or even more so, when there is no way, besides deleting the extra stuff in the URL to get back to their "home" it's a pain, and totally a deal breaker for me!
Do you have a lot of friend's blogs that you want to feature? Make their buttons SMALLER. Maybe the width of your sidebar, and 50px or smaller. It'll feel good to have your side bar looking snazzy! I promise!
Also, make use of the pages feature! They're really nice!
And making a new line with your text all the time.
It's hard to read.
We want your words to FLOW. Believe me, this will help. :)