This is something I don’t want to see in your website:
“Sorry, I haven’t updated my website/news/game/blog lately because [insert some false excuse about being ‘busy’ here] and [put some irrelevant mumblings here]”.
It’s possible that a hard drive of your computer, backups and everything is lost and the service provider closed down your account – and cat ate your mouse – you never know. But basically – I don’t think these kinds of news bring anything else than bad reputation.
Another my favourite:
The beta is coming at September 2005.
It’s 2006. And February… don’t display old release dates in your site. Make another news announcement.
Keep your site updated.