I started this blog at the end January this year, and sometime during the night last night it received its 10,000th hit. I'm not sure how that compares to other blogs, but I know it's far more than I ever expected. (Warning: boring introspection follows--no need to read.)
This blog gets between 50 and 100 hits a day, but I don't know who is reading it. I can see what country you are from, if you come from a referring site, and what browser you use, but since there are so few comments from readers, that's about the extent of my knowledge. If you ended up at this blog by using a search engine, I sometimes can see the keyword you used. But by and large, I don't really know who you all are, even if I have some idea of which posts interest you.
When I began this blog, I had two goals in mind: one was quantifiable, but not knowable by me, and the other was knowable by me but not quantifiable. So concerning the first one I am unable to gauge if I have had success, and the second one I have not achieved. On the other hand, lots of things I did not expect have come out of this blog.
The upshot is that I am having an introspective moment, and you may see some changes in this blog in the future. Originally, I had meant to post twice weekly, once with an essay-style post on something I was thinking about or learning but which was largely original material, and once on something interesting I happened to find and wanted to share. Mostly it's turned into a site that reports almost daily on interesting things I see on the internet. Only 2 or 3 times a month do I post that essay-like original post I had intended.
So I need to rethink the direction of this blog, what it is I now want to achieve with it, and whether it is a useful way to spend my time. So, onward and upward. You may notice changes; you may not. I have not figured it all out yet.