Over in the "Success over Time" thread, one of the things that came up was the possible benefit of staggering serials. (As Billy Higgins put it, "If you're writing a four year serial, you start a second serial halfway through.") Effectively having two going on at once, so that when the first one ends, you still have an audience reading the other. Possibly it keeps an income balanced, possibly it means you don't lose people who would otherwise not to follow you to your next project.
Has anyone tried this? Any thoughts behind "It's hard"?
In particular, how much of an addition to workload do you think it would be? (It's not quite as simple as splitting your 2,000 words on one update into 1,000 on two updates.) Would you need two separate sites? (Assuming you're not going through Wattpad or something.) Would it actually be beneficial in the ways mentioned above? I'm considering it, given that my present time travel serial only needs edits and illustrating (it was written previously), thus I could trigger something else in parallel.