How not to not announce sequels · 4:53pm
Update: Now they've both brought back story tagging and added a sequel tagging system, so my advice here is back on for the most part, although it may be slightly out of date. Original post below the break:
I happen to feel strongly about this issue, so allow me to give a little tip/rant to any author who cares enough to read it:
If you make a sequel, make a blog post about it and tag the story in the blog post. Don't just assume that anyone who favorited the story is watching you, because there's a good chance that they're not. Take me, for example. I have 158 favorites, but I'm only watching 15 people, and their stories only make up a fraction of the ones I've favorited. Despite that, I have a desire to know when sequels come out to any of the stories I've favorited, not just the ones made by people I'm watching. I haven't actually asked other people about it, but I very strongly suspect that a lot of others feel the same way. It doesn't really take too much effort either; making blog posts is incredibly easy, so there's no reason not to.
tl;dr version: Make a blog post announcing any sequel you make to a previous story you post and tag it to the story so that people who favorited the story but didn't watch you can still learn about the existence of the sequel.