So I've just been messing around with the data google analytics will give me about the blog. Mostly I learned that people don't spend very long here, which - fair enough, the entries are quick reads. Also that a lot of people get here by googling "mellificent blog," and that if you google "eye pain" "green spot" headache, my blog is - unhelpfully - the first result.
But I also learned what level of detail I can get on visitors. For example, it has not only the name of my employer but a room number at my employer. Ok, it's not *my* room number. But still, that's kinda freaky. It lists J.Vo's employer, and EC's. I see that B.Nick drops in from work occasionally, and that Dahvay is responsible for 4.28 percent of my visits. (Hi, buddy! Your baby is way cute!) Or, ok, someone else who works at all these employers could be making repeated visits, but what are the chances?
I'm still kind of dissatisfied with google analytics on the whole, though - it's prettier than sitemeter, but it doesn't give me as much information. I'm kind of thinking about going back, despite the anonymous commenter's scary comments. Anyway, some blogs I (and probably you) visit regularly already use it, so we're already getting the dumb tracking cookies. Silly internet.