My new site is still incomplete, but it's ready for some beta testing. Since there is no real deadline, I could just wait longer, but I think it's beneficial for me to practice more on updating a live site. Not having any "real" users on the site allows me to make very substantial revisions without any problems, but that isn't realistic when millions of people are expecting the site to be working 24/7. I have to get into the habit of testing on a separate test server prior to deployment. Without real users, there is no incentive to do that or to be careful.
Anyone who is interested can check out my site at blog-stalk.com