One of the things I did with my previous website, and something I see a lot of people wanting to do when they use WordPress as a full Content Management System, is to add /blog/ into the URLs of their blog posts and other related pages. While keeping Wordpress in the root of their server, and keeping their static pages from having the blog prefix.
Really it's not that hard. But, if you're picky like me, you not only want your blog posts to have the URL prefix, but also your category, tag, archive and author pages as well; pretty much anything related to the blog portion of your website. This proved to be a little more difficult to figure out, though I eventually did thanks to help from people over at WordPress StackExchange.