One thing I did was copy the status update box from the profile page and place it in the news feed box, which now shows up nicely on my front page.
This only shows for registered members.
It works, but when I enter the update the page doesn't automatically refresh like it does on the profile page. If you enter an update and then refresh the page or go to another page and come back, the new status update is there, it just doesn't do it 'cool like' the profile page.
What did I miss to make this cool and smooth?