Thanks to Fred Wilson, I’ve been fooling around the the My BlogLogs site, which basically adds the community layer to blogs. It seems like the simplest thing, but it’s really a revelation to see who else reads the same blogs you do. And it’s great running across people you know. Of course, everyone who is anyone is working to do similar things these days, adding blogging with social networking to see what shakes out. But this is kind of cool because it makes already-existing blogs (many of them with longstanding huge audiences) the center of those communities, which makes a lot of sense. No point in starting over, says me.
Anyway, My BlogLogs also seeks to address one of my biggest complaints about the Typepad service, which is that you can only see very limited statistics about your readership (referrers, traffic), when we all know tons more is available from even the most basic Web-hosting service. (again, plenty of companies are trying to do this right now, so My Bloglogs is hardly alone).
So, in the interest of sharing, here are some of the hottest queries getting people to my site today. Obviously, it’s a VERY limited sample. It probably says volumes about my lack of participation in the blogosphere to note the Google search is by far my most prolific referrer (and it has been for eons). And posts about popular culture (Scott Richter on the Daily Show, Ricky Gervais, Comcast and TiVo) are usually up top. Not sure what’s driving the sudden interest in Courtney Pulitzer, but there you go…
Where Readers Came From Time Site Click Count 01:38 Google Search: courtney pulitzer 2 04:22 http: / / www.mybloglog.com/ buzz/ community/ theriver 2 09:56 Google Search: "jonathan safran foer" extremely mobile text code solution 1 13:00 Google Search: river books 1 00:39 Google Search: comcast,tivo 1 17:34 Google Search: scott richter daily show 1 00:59 MSN Search: hitchhikers guide to the galaxy clothes 1 17:17 http: / / blogs.forrester.com/ charleneli/ 2005/ 06/ looking_ for_ exa.html 1 17:24 Google Search: comcast tivo 1 03:27 Google Search: daily show scott richter 1