For most of the Spring semester I have desperately wanted to update my professional site. First, it had just been a while and I wanted to do something different: I was bored with the old site. Second, I no longer thought that the site represented where I was at in my career. It was text heavy, and I have been doing more work in audio and video. The new site is better for embedding audio and video, but, more than that, it looks to me like the site of someone who does work in media other than writing.
The look of the site is its chief work and, I hope, virtue. I want it to look less identifiably academic and yet still show up as academic (hence including the "Ph.D" and the categories of research and teaching). Casey Boyle's site is after something similar, I think. I am unavoidably and unapologetically an academic, but that can look different. And it should look different in light of the many ways one can be academic and do academic work.