I didn't realize how many comments by blog collects until I had to migrate them back to my blog...manually, all 28 from my last 10 posts. They are all back now, unfortunately the dates are incorrect..oh well.
As a blogger, comments are the single most important piece of feedback that I get. If a person takes the time to comment it means they engaged with my blog on some level. The second most important thing I look at on an almost day-to-day basis are my Lijit statistics.. Not everyone takes the time to comment, so to figure out what people like and don't care about I get that in a more subtle way from my Lijit Statistics.
I like to see how readership is trending.. Down apparently, as I have not posted anything new in the last week.
Not surprising, I mostly have North American appeal and when readers are not from North America, they generally got here from doing a search on 'something'.
While its no surprise that the largest portion of my audience comes from Google, I didn't realize such a large portion of my audience comes from Lijit. Also surprising to me is the almost 20% of my traffics comes direct (browser bookmarks?).
Clearly, my rants on Comcast get a lot of play out there.. In fact I often get contacted by mainstream media doing stories on HDTV, Comcast, DVR's, so that makes sense.
And once people are here, they mostly stay for the technology stories. I have had a run on aerospace seaches lately, probably do to my Stacking the Shuttle story.
While most searches result in content I have written about, clearly the things I bookmark are interesting as well. I clearly exchange traffic with other blogs in my blog roll also..
It's always funny (at least to me) what people look for when they are on my blog. Do I really seem like the kind of Rush fan that has Geddy Lee's mail address? Well maybe. I have to going looking to see what a "H2b0DTV" is? Maybe I want one for Christmas :-)
In the next few weeks Lijit is rolling out even more statistics and reader intelligence items for publishers. Although comments are my favorite items to get I really enjoy the rest of the story as well.