I know that building your own custom-coded website is a great opportunity to showcase your skills, but it's also something you need to maintain moving forward. Is it worth the hassle of maintaining a custom-coded website as opposed to going with a 3rd party provider (such as SquareSpace or Wordpress)?
I'm considering moving to a 3rd party provider as I find maintaining my own website to be more of a distraction from other, more important, work. Before I make the switch I thought I'd see what you wise folks had to say. Thanks!