Slipping backwards

So, I just re-installed the theme I had before my blog broke.  That's scary, because I don't know if it's the theme that broke my last blog.  I mean, it could have been anything -- any of the sub-blogs installed under nested URLs within my blog, any of the plugins I downloaded, there's a good chance it was just trying to install a Wiki. But now that I have this theme, which I found by digging through the archive, I could theoretically start piecing together all the stuff that was there before, on my blog, putting it back just the way it was.  But, like I said, I don't want to do that.

So I'm going to make some temporary executive design decisions tonight, and within the next couple days I'm going to ask around for some feedback to figure out a more permanent image strategy.

Please help.