Although it does not show on this page, I have installed one of these statistics application here. It shows how many visitors and page view I got. The reason I installed is not so that I could check the number of the visitors daily. I know my blog does not get much visitors. I am an infrequent blogger with a small number of readers and I am quite content with it. What I want to know is where people come to visit to my blog, so that I could know my reader a little bit more and I do not mean geographically where you are, although the "visitor map" is very fun to look at. Most of my readers are in Europe and North America with a small number of views from Asia and Australia however, I have recently started to receive viewers from South America, Africa, and Tropical Islands. Wow indeed although they could be a one-time viewer. It will make me very very happy if you are the one reading this from Maldive and leave me a comment.
If not geographically, then what? What I like about stats is it shows me which web page the visitors come from. I am not interested in your on-line activities and I do not check where you come from routinely. I only check it when I got a hike in the number of visitors. It means someone mentioned my blog somewhere with the link to me. In this way I now know Russian temari group talk about thimbles as well as temari and British embroidery people had a first view of Japanese thimbles.
The other features of the stats I like is keyword analysis. The majority is my blog name and my name, with Japanese thimbles and how to make thimbles but sometime I got something that makes me smile, like "when did photo sharing first started". It may not have meant "my" photo sharing but someone tried search with that keyword and ended up to my blog. Amazing. It's December 2009, if you are interested by the way.