I've got an odd broadcast request for many of the writers out there...
Please give me a summary page if you've been at it for a while. Think of it like the thirty-second recap in front of a TV show, which can help a new viewer get up to speed and jog the memory of a returning one. Or, for those who read comics, the one-page summary Marvel puts in each issue.
As a new reader showing up at a variety of sites, it's pretty daunting to try to just dive in. I've tried reading the most recent couple entries and felt lost because I don't know what's going on. But reading from the beginning is an incredibly daunting task, and so far I've been more likely to just abandon the story than undertake it.
If you're already doing this... awesome, carry on smartly. But if you're not, please consider it. I think it will do you a lot of good converting impulse visitors into regular readers.