I've been playing with configuring WordPress (WP) for this site. After doing some research, I had a plan for how I wanted it to work. Basically, I wanted to use WP to manage my site (like a CMS) as well as for a blog.
After a lot of trial and error, I think I've achieved the effect I was looking for. I installed WordPress in the /blog directory. Copied the index.php and .htaccess file into / and edited index.php:
In wp-admin, under Options > General, I changed "WordPress address (URL)" to http://www.ericmmartin.com/blog and "Blog address (URL)" to http://www.ericmmartin.com. I then created 2 pages, one called Home and one called Blog. Lastly, under Options > Reading, I set the Front Page option to "A static page (select below)" and Home for the Front page and Blog for the Posts page.
Currently, I've installed the WP-Syntax, Akismet, Add Your Own Headers and Exec-PHP plugins.
The rest is still a work in progress, but so far, I'm happy with WordPress!