Why is this website's design so... unattractive?

I started my personal website with a goal in mind.

I aim to connect with like-minded people who love asking questions and thinking critically about (almost) everything.

I am curious about how things work, and I often wonder about the fundamentals of any subject I am interested in. So, as someone who writes code for a living, I thought, what better way to start than taking a step back and returning to the foundations of the Internet? As a result, I decided to start my website by writing plain HTML with minimal styling and no scripts.

So, yes, I agree that the design of my website is unappealing, but I intend to remove all the distractions away from you, my dear guest, so you can focus on what is more important... the ideas!