... but it is evident that you have put in a lot of effort into your portal... content wise
I would really advise you to get a good web designer to work on your site so that you can concentrate on the content aspect. I am sure you realize that the design isn't so attractive at the moment. It looks very amateurish.
Your start page announces "Portal with a personal touch"
. You really need to touch up your site a lot more!!!
Your basic premise for this portal is pretty good. It will get only better as it grows gradually.
Do pay attention to what BC mentioned about the META Tags. This would be extremely important for you if you wish to increase traffic to your site.
I wish you luck in your venture.