I had a problem with this site. I had converted it over to Nesta, a Ruby/Sinatra based CMS, and I put a lot of work into making it fully responsive. The problem was that I never really found time to update it. Nothing new had been added to the site in almost a year, largely because adding new content was a chore. Files had to be uploaded into the appropriate directories, and I had to remember lots of tag names that, if incorrect, would ruin the display of the page but not log any errors. The system was also somewhat temperamental; as a dynamic site, it required some special hosting (Phusion Passenger or the like), and when outside services changed (like Twitter changing its version of OAuth), parts of the site broke.
As far as the design itself, I took inspiration from Frank Chimero's new personal site. The idea of treating the site as more of a sprawling attic of content rather than a tightly-focused "blog" was very appealing, and I have consolidated some sections of the site ("Journal" and "Articles") while splitting out others ("Reading", "Playing", etc.). My hope is that this more free-form approach to content will encourage me to write more often without worrying about whether or not a certain item "belongs" in a certain place.
So, it's a few days later than I would have liked (thanks, failing hard drive!), but what you are reading now is the new-and-improved AWS 6.0. I hope you enjoy it, and I look forward to providing you much more frequent content.