Having a website that acts as both a portfolio and a blog can be tricky. You want to appear professional and knowledgable. That means you need to write relevent blog posts that are useful to people who might want to hire you or work with you. This is primarily because you want to eat food and pay rent at the end of the month.
At least for me, this has made it difficult to commit to writing new
content. I'm constantly wondering is this post complete enough, is it relevent? I've a
litany of half-written drafts that I never finish, thinking "I'll
come back to these and tidy them up". This never happens.
There's no spontaneous writing - everything is considered, calculated and edited. While this is a necessary approach for publishing articles, it's not really a personal blog.
I'd like to write more and worry less. For this reason, I've updated my site with a completely new design, shifting away from a portfolio, to an actual personal website.
If you're interested in how this site is put together (spoiler: Craft 3 CMS), have a look at my "about this site" page.