Keeping my words separate is also important. The Web site-blog-flickr divide, new as it is to me, feels like a valuable discipline. It's important for me to know the material I'm using, and not turn to another as a shortcut or way out. I'd like the words and the images to extend each other, not explain each other.
I'll add how strange it is to be communicating with no one/everyone to come closer to myself. Why is this blog more compelling than a private diary?