If you've never belonged to a ring before, you may want to consider joining an existing ring before creating one of your own. This will give you valuable experience in what a ring is all about with the added resposibilities of managing a ring.
For the ring to work effectively as a ring you need to keep certain things in mind:
We encourage you to join an existing ring first so you have some better understanding of just what it takes to manage a ring successfully, before starting your own ring. There are several general purpose rings that you might consider joining. These rings specialize in assisting new users learn the ins and outs of WebRing. Here are a few (you are also encouraged to search for rings that relate to your interests as well):
My First WebRing
The Original WebRing