People will always prefer long updates as often as possible, in general.
What's more important is being consistent at a pace you can maintain.
Because each update is an opportunity to get more readers. The quality of the story total so far is what will keep the readers.
The story will get done eventually so it's like...it feels like a lot of factors have to be considered while updating but in the end, eventually the story will be complete and you can either promote it more from there or move on to the next one.
How much you can enjoy the path to that end is largely dependant on if you feel like you can tell the story at a pace you personally enjoy. I'd worry less about how people would take it, and concern yourself more with what works best for you, then stick to that.
It's a free story, readers have no choice but to accept what you give them xD.