So I am not as bad HTML coder as I thought myself to be. It has been really joyful changing the blogger theme. I have always been striving for more, especially when I find myself being creative about something. The initial theme update was facilitated by the original Wordpress theme. But after that I have been using my creativity to make the blog visually more appealing. Of course, I had been lucky enough to get feedback from my friends, like the one suggested by Vinay, to use simpler fonts (I was using Tekton and Bradley ITC fonts earlier).
I still feel that I can improve it, especially the Header image. Even though many have told me that they liked Header image, I always wanted to have Header image with most of friends in it. But I have not been able to conjure up such an image!! Need to be more creative on that front.