As I make my way through the recorded video of yesterday's Hangout (+Peter Adams
looks so much younger in the vid than in his profile pics!) I'd like to add a different angle re the "Blog and/or Portfolio"
issue with certain themes.
not be such a bad thing to separate the blogging and the portfolio sites. It depends on what you want to blog about, of course. If you're only going to blog portfolio-quality images all the time it's not much of a problem.
In my case however, it made things a mess. I post about daytrips to the desert in my blog, about my/our travels, and I (of course) spice those posts up with images. And those images are often not
portfolio-type quality, but nice enough to go along with a travelogue.
Over time, they began to "clog" the Media Library back-end (where all the images are stored as attachments to the posts), and it became harder and harder to find the "portfolio" images in the whole library!
Even with plugins that add Categories and Tags to attachments and help organize the Media Library better (like Peter's PhotoPress series of plugins), I was constantly looking at and working with this overloaded library, bloated with pages and pages of images, and that wasn't fun anymore.
So I decided to move my blogging to a different site altogether (and went with a hosted, free wordpress.com
blog) and free my portfolio site from that ballast - even though it's not visible to the visitor directly.
I'm still using the "blog" portion of my portfolio site for news, announcement, and posting some images, but I choose more carefully what I post there after this experience. (and I still need to clean up a lot of my galleries;-)
Maybe it helps someone.