Well, I'm back. After receiving some helpful advice (something like this: "Your blog would be easier to read if you changed the colors of it from red on black"), I decided that a change might be good. (even though I think a black background looks pretty cool...guess what one of my favorite colors is?)
So, for now I'm testing out a blue background and leaving the previous text the same color as before. I will be exmerimenting with my current text color also. I'll switch backgrounds soon to something else (maybe a shade of gray) if I don't get any feedback on the color.
Any advice and/or other comments would be welcome.