Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Like most bloggers, I spend a lot of time reading other blogs. In fact, I got into blogging in part because I figured that since I spend so much time reading blogs, I might as well write one (this very well might be a blogging cliche; I think I've heard it before, though I'm not sure).
So I was checking in at Althouse this morning, and came across this post on how often bloggers check Site Meter. I'm new to blogging, so all I knew about Site Meter was that it tracked the number of visitors to this site. Sadly, Althouse opened my eyes to the true procrastination potential of Site Meter. I can check where people visiting the site are geographically located. Even better, I can have this info posted on a map of the world! Someone from France visited yesterday! I can check if they were guided to the site by another site. Said person from France appeared to have arrived here from a Google search, and probably left unsatisfied. And I can learn all sorts of other fascinating but generally useless info. It's like crack -- I can't stop.
But I am having fun!