Step 1: Fill out the registration form (use your byline ie. one word name or first and last with an underscore). Use a real email as you will be sent an activation link for verification.
Step 2: Check your email ... click the link sent to verify that your email address is valid.
Step 3: Once your email has been validated, login. You should be taken directly to your profile page.
Step 4: After submitting your profile information ... your account will be place in a "Pending" status until it is verified.
Step 5: Check back, your account should be verified by a moderator.