Today's Lesson - Being obsessive pays off... mostly.
So it became apparent to me while I was throwing everything together that I was being completely obsessive when it came to making this website. Coupled with the fact that I did it all by myself, there was really not much to stop me from fixating on its design and implementation. Putting all my effort into this project greatly aided in getting it up on its feet fairly quickly. It also has cost me so sleepless nights, quite a few headaches, and boring conversations with friends about web design. So while I can't recommend doing this yourself, here's some advice I can give: if you become obsessed, be prepared.