I am a bad, bad webmistress. I realized that I haven't updated my website in about 6 months (until now, of course, though it's not quite finished). Sometimes I ask myself why I got the darn thing in the first place. Mostly, it was because I wanted to learn how to build a website. I like the one I did, but it's not perfect. In fact, I've already pretty much decided that unless I learn Dreamweaver, I'm getting a web designer when I sell a book. Because let's face it, there's a big difference between a professional site and one you threw together yourself, unless you happen to know a lot about HTML and all that. Which I don't, even though I change this blog a zillion times. 🙂
Do you have a website? Do you think it's necessary for writers these days? Can you jump the gun too much or is it a good idea to learn about maintaining a site before you sell that first book? Pros? Cons? I'm interested!