Why is every thought you have, and every little thing that happens to you a thread? Spam much?
BTW: Why would you use a premade layout? That's so sad. If you're going to have a serious website, at least do the CSS yourself.
Diaperedteenager, I think it's ok to tell people about your site. But people might get a tad irritated if when you start a new thread it is really for your own benefit rather than the community. Telling people about your site might be a valuable contribution, an opening for discussion and the sharing of news etc. I guess when you start a couple or so threads about your own site, people might begin to feel your motive is a little more self-centred and so they might not give you as much respect as they otherwise might. If you stick to one thread but add to this when you want to tell people about a new review, your new post will bring the thread to the top anyway and people can read what the latest reviews will be.
Having said that, as a relatively new member, I'm not sure what's ok and whether you can have a thread to, in effect, advertise your own site. But I thought it'd be nicer to try explain why some comments are negative rather than have a lot of negative criticism.
P.S. That was supposed to be friendly rather than patronising!
This is a forum...a place for open discussion. I am not putting that much time into just a hobby thing...CSS is if you intend to make profit or take it as more than a side thing. So, BACK OFF!!!