Hi technotrekker, glad to get your feedback!
We've obviously been keeping a close eye on traffic since we launched the redesign and there are a few factors contributing to the apparent drop in traffic to your blog.
Firstly, and most significantly, we've improved the way that those stats you see are collected. We've always tried our hardest to exclude search engine bots from artificially inflating your stats, but the fact of the matter is that there are new ones popping up every day. With this change, we can reliably say that we are completely excluding "fake" traffic from your stats.
In the end, the best way to maintain a healthy reader ship is to continue writing fresh and compelling content. The strong majority of traffic to your blog is coming directly from Google and Google likes to present up to date information to searchers.
With regards to navigation, you'll actually find many more ways for your visitors to discover all your content. On your About this blog
page, you now have a complete list of entries that can be easily scanned. We've also sprinkled the interface with the total number of entries as often as possible. You'll see it on your profile, in the Timeline, in the sidebar, in the Table of Contents... we tried to make it as obvious as possible that there are other entries to read while still keeping our traditional one entry per page format that is a hallmark of TravelPod.
You'll also find that there are both Previous and Next entry links at each end of the Timeline and at the bottom of the entry.
As for the map, you can read this forum post
which explains why the map is so big on your entries. The gist is that we didn't want to ruin the layout for blogs such as yours, but for any newly created entries, the map is much smaller. However, we're open to suggestions on how to improve "Legacy" entries.
We're always excited to push out new features on the site, but we're always looking forward to hearing what you guys think.
Thanks again for your feedback.