I just posted over in my own forum about my concerns about how my comic is going, and, since I don't expect much response there, I'll bring the larger, universal question over here where the smart people are
Basically, I'm pondering how to best 'do' a comic. The easy solution is a simple, disconnected joke-a-day kind of thing. It works well; people click in, read the comic, laugh, and check back tommorow for more good times. But there are those of us who aren't satisfied with that. I can't personally be satisfied with that because it goes against the theme of my comic. Somehow, we are certain that a comic can exist and be succesful /with/ a distinct story that flows from day to day. It's been done before.
But there are problems with plot. I began a revamped version of my comic, going entirely by plot, and after a week or so I realized that each strip, by itself, was no longer worth reading. Some may feel it is neccessary for the occasional period in such 'more serious' comics to have a slightly boring plot-advancement-day. But there shouldn't. I don't want someone to read a day of my comic and get absolutely nothing from it. If a comic is only going to be good when read a month at a time, it should be posted in large chunks, once a month.
So the challenge is to create multiple comics a week, each one short enough to preserve sanity of the creator but good enough for the readers to await each one. I certainly haven't gotten it down yet. So remember when creating for your audience that each piece of work is seperate to at least some degree from the others. Don't make the mistake of breaking a coherent work up into smaller chunks for its own sake.