I like designing things on B-size, also called ledger size paper. Staples has nice 11x17 graph paper. The first task was to draw up the structure of the existing rako.com site.
It took several re-draws, but I eventually came up with a decent design for rako.com.
The proposed drawing shows that there will be 8 "blogs" in site. That does not mean 8 idiots blithering about their cats. It means there will be 8 sub-directories with their own index page, archive page (what MT calls "contents") and its own style-sheet. The "Masthead" and "Contents" sub-directories will be created by the root website install of movable type. Each blog in a MT website is given a number by the software when you create it. MT must us ID=1 for he root website, since the first blog I created, "Archive" was given blog ID #2. So I had to bump all the numbers by one as I created each of the 8 blogs and 8 subsequent sub-directories.
On the right side of the page I mapped the blog names to a sub-directory, keeping the name as short as possible. I use capitalization in sub-directories to improve readability of the URL (Uniform Resource Locator). At the bottom right I account for mapping old content into the new structure. You can see I was once stupid enough to have a space on the URL with "Other Voices". You can also see I left those pages up but replicated them in a directory "Other_Voices". I will put that content in one of the new sub-directories but I will leave both of those old sub-directories on the web server so any traffic Google drive to them will not get dead-ended to a 404 page.
[Update] After creating the 8 blogs called out in the above drawing, I decided it would be nice if the Masthead was a blog instead of a page created by the root site engine. My thinking was that I could make an entry for each person that helped me or taught me something. Then the Masthead/index.html pages would be the roll-up of those people. I could also have a Contents html page if I desire to separate the contributors by category, family, friend, author, boss, protege etc. So after populating and entry or two in all the blogs except Archive, I added a Masthead blog that I can put down my influences.