OK, we have all Googled ourselves to see what turns up. It's a modern day form of staring at your navel. And web servers offer all kinds of statistics about sites - who visits, when they visit, what they look at...
This Serendipty-powered blog offers that too. I hadn't checked the stats before today, but here are some things that it tells me.
Our first entry was February 2. 2006 and as of June 25. 2006 and we have 79 entries. Here are 3 stats that I found interesting.
Not surprisingly, the top ten visited articles on this blog are all older postings. The lowest are the ones that have been posted in the past week, which tells me that the entries have "legs" and a life beyond the day that they are uploaded. Here are the top ten articles visited (and, of course, there's no way of knowing if the article was "read":
The ten longest articles are listed below - they're not the most visited, so does that mean that people prefer the short articles? Personally, I'm not a fan of blogs that just give you a summary of some other blog or article and then link to it. I prefer to get the story there and have the links be extensions (links to further info), but maybe the one paragraph entry is what people want to read. If USA Today is McPaper, maybe I should buy the domain www.mcblog.com. I just typed that fake URL and then decided to check it out and guess what - uh huh, someone already has it!