My web serial wrapped up on Saturday.
It's short, only 42,000 words total, which means it's not even a novel by NaNoWriMo standards, and I cheated by having the whole thing written before ever posting it online. But it's still nice to see the stories now available in their entirety after having the carpet yanked out from under me several times when trying to get the stories published the old fashioned way. And I think the covers I put together are pretty nifty.
As for lessons: I am bad at promotion. And the run time was too short (June-October) for it to get much attention without a big push to start off with. I probably should have used Wattpad instead of a dedicated Wordpress site.
Nice things: Because of the relatively low traffic, I could tell when someone was archive binging, which is a pretty cool feeling.
I'm hoping just to get folks reading the whole thing at once from now on and spreading the word, even if reading it now it lacks the serialization cliff-hanger feelings I was hoping people would get.