Actually, I’m new to blogging in general, and just cutting my teeth here, so I thought I’d take a second to write about my trials in blog creation, despite the fact that it isn’t directly 40k related, in the hopes that it might help someone in the future.
So, with the immense throngs of 1 people that I have visiting my site already, I’m in no place to tell you how to drive traffic to your site, but I did find a way to quantify that traffic. There’s a plugin from the site http://www.statcounter.com that will track visitors to your blog. It ties directly into wordpress (I’m not sure if it’s compatable with Blogspot, but that’s another issue).
It’s not the most intuitive thing to setup, but a fairly good writeup can be found here: http://blog.statcounter.com/2008/01/official-wordpress-plugin-for-statcounter/. The only caveats I’d like to add are that in order to get it to work, you need to open your plugins, the click on the link embedded in the description that says “Adds the StatCounter tracking code to your blog. After uploading this plugin click ‘Activate’ (to the right) and then afterwards you must visit the options page and enter your StatCounter Project Info to enable logging”
(HINT: You want the link that says “OPTION PAGE”)
Within there you can input the numbers given to you from statcounter for your project number, security code, etc. And you’re off and running. It doesn’t look like any of the statistic information will be immediately available within the wordpress admin console, so you’ll have to go check out your stats at the statcounter website. For demonstration purposes, I’ve made all of my stats available publically at the link below:
Eat your heart out, bloggers!