Why is this blog so ugly?

One of the things that kept holding me back from creating this blog was that I had these dreams of creating a frontend with React and Material that would be beautiful and easy to use. I would dream of it but then file it away and the blog never happened. I bought Robert Greene’s The Daily Laws and the first month is doing it instead of worrying about the details. That is why this blog uses the default WordPress layout. No frills, no worries about theme or plugins. My priority was to get the blog started. Now that I have done that, I can begin to evolve the blog into something that I can be proud of aesthetically while fulfilling my goal of writing more.