I just started my first blog http://www.focusonyourphotos.com/blog and connected it to my current Portrait website: http://www.wrenphoto.biz I had never used WordPress and did not venture past using one of the two templates that loaded with it, but was able to do some customizing with my logo and colors. I found it surprisingly easy to use. All of the links on the menu except the home button are links back to my original site and that seemed to work pretty well.
Let me know what you think.
I have much "tweeking" to do but over all I was pretty happy with just a couple hours work.