Thanks for your thoughtful response, corpirate, and for your interest, AnneB! I saw the recent post on watermarks, too--seems like it's all part of the same conversation: How important is it to protect the artwork (finished or unfinished) you share online, and how do you go about doing it most effectively? The answers may differ from person to person, but I'd be interested in hearing what some of the possibilities are at least.
I just went to a workshop yesterday, and it's now clearer to me than ever that art directors, agents, etc. look for an online portfolio immediately if they have any interest in your work. I want to put something out there for them to see, and I'd like it to be work that I'm pleased with. Corpirate, your suggestion to share some, but keep your main, active, projects to yourself makes sense. For other people who are reading this, is that what you do, too? It sounds like CC is maybe not the way to go for me at this point, despite its good intentions and benefits in certain situations. Do you--corpirate, and whoever else cares to weigh in--mostly go with a copyright on your webpage and consider that enough for the work you choose to share? Sounds like maybe watermarks are becoming more popular--?
Also, I wanted to apologize for the delayed response. I actually posted--or thought I posted--soon after I saw what you wrote last time, but for some reason my post never showed up : (