I'm torn between making my homepage listing of (5-10 max) recent blog posts versus making my homepage my "about me" bio page. I can make the case for both (and if someone would like me to, leave a comment and I will). I think that my case for both is equally strong, but is there any evidence, scientific or anecdotal, as to what type of page or what content the homepage of a personal website should be?
I should add that I am interested not only in presenting content that would be expected, but also producing something that would help in ensuring decent result placement when searching for my site. That said, SEO is not my primary concern - I would suspect that most people who visit my site are either friends or colleagues who I have told about my site, people who have read my profile on a public site and want to know more about me, or people who have received my resume and wish to know more about me.