Revising previously published work
I published my zombie love story as a serial blog while I was writing it. Now that it's done, I'm revising and building a completely new, static website, but this raises all kinds of questions in my mind. When I publish something online, I have the ability to make changes after the fact, improving the story and presentation, but what does that mean for people who already read it?
There's kind of an implied contract between readers and authors that by the time something is presented, that's the form it's meant to be in. When I post something, is my obligation to then leave it alone? On the other hand, does weblit even need to take a final form?
On my new website, http://www.nightofthelovingdead.com, I added a note in the corner of the front page indicating that it's still in beta. I'm trying to decide when I have a satisfying "1.0" story, to get more people to read for the first time, but what if I do a 1.1?
The other issue is, I started posting this a long time ago, and now I have successive drafts floating around different places on the internet. Should I update those with the latest changes, or make an attempt to preserve them as a record of internets gone by?