I just recently created a website.
Your critiques and suggestions are welcomed.
Good work. I thought the layout was very nice and engaged me. The
integration of the rss feed worked well for me too.
Here are a couple of suggestions for improvement to consider as you
continue to add content. The text ad color scheme was a bit jaring
since it didn't integrate well with the color scheme for the rest of
the site. If you're going to do text ads, I would change the color
scheme to match your site better. The image ads that I saw worked
excellent with your site content. Some of them were almost
indistinguishable from the rest of the site. There is one small
problem with both types of ad. The blank white lower right hand corner
is distracting. I would try to fill that up with something.
I hope that was helpful.