Blogger has a built in stats tracker, and I know there are more sophisticated trackers I could program, but I have stuck with the basic built in stat tracker. I admit I watch it. And obsessively track on a regular basis (I have a huge screen shot collection that I am almost to embarassed to mention, but there it is, it's out (I'm too lazy to actually write in a notebook)).
And I have set goals for myself, too. Of how many views I hope to have by what time. How many average views daily, etc. I am intrigued and inspired.
Blogger's stats can show you your stats for the following time periods:
- Now- the last 2 hours
- Day - the last 24 hours
- Week - the last (24x7 hours - you do the math, I already admitted above I'm lazy)
- Month (you get the idea)
- And all time
But I can't watch it all the time - which is probably good. Because I have discovered, much like that watched pot that never boils, as soon as I "tune in" to see the numbers, they start going flat. Every once in awhile, it would seem to be an anomaly, but it's happened quite a lot lately which leads me to only one conclusion.
A watched blog is never read. :(
(So, I'm leaving now, so you can read in peace and privacy...)