How often should you update your webtoon comic on your website, LINE webtoon, Tapas or any other webtoon comic hosting platform?
I personally would say you should update schedule should be based off of a manageable work flow that you can stick to in a consistent and enjoyable way.
The reason why I say that is because I don’t want to suggest you update your webtoon comic at a pace that is damaging to your health and mental wellbeing.
Now if you’re just looking for a number to go by then there are certain webtoon platforms that suggest updating on a weekly bases.
The reason being is that with their website they prefer to have fuller weekly webtoon episodes posted instead of daily incomplete episodes. They prefer quality over quantity.
I did some research on LINE webtoon and was reading through one of their Editing Tips and I saw that even they recommend publishing fuller episodes even if it’s less frequent instead of publishing short and incomplete episodes every day. You can read their webtoon post about that here~
Now that’s not to say this is a hard and fast rule you have to stick by unwavering. I personally like to keep my updates to 1 time a month, that’s a pace that is manageable and enjoyable for me.
Has updating your webtoon Once a month effected your subscriber count and views?
If I were to compare the amount of subscribers and engagement and views I received from my webcomic Love! Love! Fighting! (which updated weekly) and my webtoon Catch Me! Fight Me! Love Me! (which updates monthly) I’d say that I haven’t noticed that big of a social growth difference.
Now I do have an unfair advantage since my webtoon is just a revamped story of my webcomic but I haven’t noticed much of a stark difference with comments and views to my comic now that I upload one time a month.
The difference that I have noticed with having my updates be so far in-between is that I’ve been able to approach my story at a clam clearer pace. It doesn’t feel like the quality of my story is being put at risk to try to keep up with the quantity amount of updates.
I much prefer going at my own pace and my goal is to make a living off of my webtoon comic and have total control of my deadlines to where I’m not dreading the process but enjoying every second of it.
If I rush myself it’s not enjoyable, if I slow down and give my story time to rest and breath and myself time to really think things out and draw at a steady easy pace then it makes the whole process for me fun!
If the process is fun for me I’ll never want it to end and that way I can continue to create all of the different stories that I have in my head~
What should you do next?
If you have any more questions feel free to leave a comment down below and I’d be happy to answer them!
As always don’t forget make sure above all else you’re prioritizing your happiness and enjoying your comic journey!
I’ve also published 4 Comic books and as of 2020 I’m currently working on my 5th published book! If you’d like to learn how to publish a Comic book in 3 steps then check out my blog post How to Publish a Comic book.