I've been looking more at the content management systems available, and have gotten set up with a Joomla site. That's probably the practical way for a non-developer designer to go (I envy you your developer chops!). My challenge will be learning how to customize it, develop my own templates, plug in functionality that *I* choose rather than what someone else's template dictates, that sort of thing. Then, post links to it from LinkedIn and other locations. The portfolio collection sites are a good idea to be a part of, I think, but I also think it's worthwhile to have one site where you're not fighting for front page with everybody else.
I couldn't agree more with your comment "I also think it's worthwhile to have one site where you're not fighting for front page with everybody else." But then again, creating your own portfolio site puts you in the SEO fight which could very well be a greater battle. I think that adds weight to the interconnectivity of things. having your personal portfolio, linkedIn, Behance, or what-have-you type of networking site connected to each other in every possible way, dropping links to each other, definitely will go along way in helping you to become "found" by a potential client. Does this mean that we should be jumping on every site imaginable and interweaving them as much as possible? hhmmmm... There needs to be an app for that! Imagine being able to programatically choose the connectivity of your different profiles/networks/portfolios/community. The increased SEO from all that link juice should proved a significant boost in findability.
You, my friend, have stumbled upon a great concept! Thank you for your feedback
Social Network these days have good influence on the web and i have also got some benefits from there so i am in the side of social networks.