I would like to improve my portfolio website and my skills as a UX designer. The best way I have thought to approach this is by doing research. I know this topic in one way or another is covered in endless blog posts, lectures, books and forums but I would like to use my skills as a UX researcher to improve my website instead of relying only on opinion and advice. This is not a question of how do I make a UX portfolio or what makes a good UX portfolio.
My first step is to conduct a competitive analysis. This will allow me to know the strengths and weaknesses of other UX portfolio's and get a general sense of the status quo. I will also learn what I need to add to my portfolio to compete and what I can do to stand out.
How do I leverage other UX methodologies to improve my portfolio? Since this research will be part of my portfolio, what deliverables would be good to create as I proceed with my research and build out my new portfolio? If possible I would like to see some examples.
One example I found is done by Gary Janderson.