One of the new things I've been able to do with my new blog site is to add my own elements to the template (and Blogger makes this pretty darn easy to do).
This made it possible for me to add a script that Google Analytics uses to evaluate visits to my site. I can then go to the Analytics page and learn all sorts of things about how this blog is doing. Yes, this is pure narcissism, but it helps to know that somebody's listening.
I had a lot of fun zooming in finding out - OK, who visited from Europe -- drill down -- Northern Europe -- London -- hey, I know who that is, that's my little sister (or maybe it's her hubbie). Hi sis!