I use Google Analytics to track hits on my blog. It is kind of cool and I like that you can see how many hit you get each day and folks who link to you. I am not sure why I care and don't find it very useful. What I have learned I think is that many people will stumble across a web by mistake. They do some search and end up there.
Here is weird one, the #4 city from which readers come from: Pelotas, Brazil. It seems sort of cool and somewhat creepy to think that people you don't know from across the globe are looking at what I write. I know that is the point of a blog but with the whole identify theft thing I am some paranoid about privacy issues and that is why I have limited personal info on here.
Perhaps the Pelotas folks got here because I wrote about the scandal about the NY Times photos from Edgar Martins that they took down. Martins is Portuguese/ they speak Portuguese in Brazil.
Writing this blog is sort of like writing a letter to an anonymous international pen pal and I never know if he reads the letters and I never get anything back from him.