I used to write these statistics posts once a month when I first started blogging. I’ve stopped for the most part, but decided to write this one because February 2007 was the highest traffic month I’ve had so far on //engtech.
10 days of the month with over 10,000 hits on each day… I doubt I’ll be repeating that any time soon.
(There was a 10 hour lag between the graphs, explaining the 50 point jump)
It looks like I may soon be one of the top 2,000 most linked to blogs.
You can really see the problem of split feeds in the discrepancy between the Feedburner reader stats and the WordPress.com reader stats. I wish they’d give us WordPress.com users the option to overwrite our auto-discovery feed (or at least add others).
One thing the WordPress.com reader stats does wrong is that it counts hits from people who aren’t reading your feed. If you get linked to by another blog or a social bookmarking site and someone is reading THAT site using RSS then it temporarily increases your reader stats. See how the spikes mirror the traffic spikes that came from Digg, Reddit, Lifehacker and Problogger.net?
I think the real reader stats are between 560-860 but I have no way of telling.