well... not very new. It probably looks pretty much the same to you, but it reflects a new way that blogger manages the layout of the page. In switching over, I lost all of my links and widgets on the sidebar so it gives me a chance to re-evaluate what is there. I'll be adding more as I go along.
The first new one is the music player with the tunes from soundclick. I have it set to play automatically as soon as you navigate to the page... is that too annoying?
The blogs that I linked are ones that I read regularly. There are obviously lots of others out there that are worth reading and which I visit occassionally, but these are my regular reads.