I find my blog kinda hard to look at. I try to get the pattern as small as I could without losing the pattern itself. I like the concept of the header but I'm unsure what I could do to make it more readable. As far as the makeup of the pattern and the header, its seems to not reflect me so much. The color palate on the other hand might a bit more just on its own; kinda clam and mellow/quiet. The background and the informative area of the blog together seem to be a lot to take in all at once, making it hard to show the importance of the material being shown on the blog itself.