Great advice thanks. I've made adjustments now. I suppose I should ask for like-minded people to post their blogs too and share them. Any other advice (that was really helpful :))?
So you based yours from your Blogtalkradio show as well I noticed. That's what inspired my site, was my show. Put more focus on that and the bottom ad I recommend putting that on the sidebar so that it's not huge, and not overbearing at the bottom of the site.
Promote it more on your show, I name drop my network every show and also have my site's rss feed go to a twitter dedicated to the site as well as a fan page.