Always of the mind to pass on interesting reads, I came across this article on Smashing Magazine. It's a great piece on all things portfolio sites: design, user experience, and even promotion.
one of my favorite pieces of advice?
6. Plan Your Portfolio Project
One of the key ingredients to creating a successful portfolio is to approach it like you would a client project. Manage this project as professionally as you would any other web project you take on. Set aside the time needed to achieve the goals you’ve outlined for the portfolio. Make sure you set up deadlines so that you have key targets to hit.
makes me feel pretty good about the amount of time and planning i'm currently putting into my new site.