I had been toying around with adding some kind of stats-gathering functionality to my site for while, and I finally got with the program and signed up with Sitemeter this week. As it would happen, Julie over at A Little Pregnant linked to me in her 10 September posting, "Would have wanted," a post that went up the very day I added Sitemeter.
First of all, being linked to by Julie makes me feel like a celebrity. I am all aglow. As if that weren't enough swelling of the head, Julie is sending me a ton of traffic. When I log on to Sitemeter, I feel seriously money. A quick glance at my referrals indicates that about half of the people who have visited my site this week have come via Julie. Welcome to all of you (and, of course, to those of you who found the site via other channels).
Sitemeter is a little like crack for me. The "Who's on now?" feature is particularly addictive, although the whole thing makes me feel like Big Sister. And the world map! Amazing. I'll be curious to see how traffic levels out in the next few weeks, once my fifteen minutes of fame are over.