It looks better
You might wonna link from your homepage text to your other pages (songs, dogs, etc), so visitors may click on those links, rather than the top navigation.
It might look better in a form of a list, such as this one
- learn <about me>, <my car>, <cats> and <dogs>
- read about my <philosophy> and <various music studies> that I've conducted
You can expand the list by making a list element for every link, but you'll also have to describe what the page has and what one learn there.
Also, I'd place the site name above your top nav, since it's the usual place for a logo/site name (top/left) and it makes reading/using the top nav easier.
The study page could use some introductory text, too:
- why did you do these studies and not others?
- how do they fit in your bicycling guitarist way?
- what can the visitor take from them?
ideally, every study would need a sentence or two of description, but just 2-3 introductory sentences on the study page would do, too.
I wonder, if you can setup WordPress (or Drupal, if you fancy). It'll eliminate the need to fix your HTML often (you can find an already created flexible theme to your liking) and will solve your subscription problem (through plugins/modules for those content management systems [CMS]). That being said, it'll require you to
- install the CMS by creating a database in your hosting account - it's relatively easy, if your hosting can do it. There are installation guides available, too.
- copy the content into your chosen CMS
- recreate the site there by using the same content, navigation and links
- use the same URLs as you do now (no real need to change them now).
In short, once a CMS is setup, you can do many things by using already developed plugins, but it requires some fiddling during the setup and *may* require inserting some already written code in your themes (not the case with Drupal, for the most part and WordPress should work fine now too, I believe, but I haven't used it for a long while). For an experienced person it'd take about 3-5 hours maximum to recreate the site, but it might take you longer without a clear cut plan.
Edited by A.N.Onym, 22 September 2011 - 03:23 AM.