Can be Key
Updating can be key to survival of a site. Studies show that if you update
your website on a consistent basis, readers are more likely to check
necessarily mean you need to update your site every day or even every week.
Heck, we all have busy schedules -- I know I do! If updating monthly
is all you
can handle, go for it.
Make a plan and stick to it
Start out by making a plan for how often you'll update.
Plan to add new material, say, every Tuesday, or the first Tuesday of
every month -- whatever works for you.
Make the plan a little lenient, at least at
the start. There's no shame in starting out with a small commitment.
to start out with
a small commitement that you can easily keep, than it is to have
a large one that you are likely to fall behind in.
Remember, when you post something on your website,
it's not carved in stone. You can always go back and revise,
and/or add additional material later, if need be.
If you already have enough content for your next
update, work ahead. I try to work ahead with StarWarsSelect.com whenever
possible, because sometimes every once in a while there's one of those
unexpected occurences that force me to put the site on the back burner.
In times like those, I'm grateful
if I've worked ahead.
Try to keep the links you have on your site current. One of my pet peeves
is seeing broken links, and I know the majority of web surfers share