It seems that as time progresses more is expected of photographers. Previously I always believed that I should focus on one 'genre' for lack of a better word.
Personally, I have always enjoyed a variety in the work I produce. And now more than ever photographers are branching out from Art based practice into commercial or vice versa.
Currently, I am trying to negotiate a portfolio that incorporates an eclectic mix of photographic styles in a harmonious manner. Previously, when trying to do so I have just created a confusing mess.