I started the stats thing out of curiousity, as my girlfriend teased me that people don't read this stuff. Granted, it isn't popular on an ebay or Facebook scale, but I have been astonished by the recent surge of interest: about 400 hits in the last eight days!
The software I am using, because it is free, does not allow for real analysis...but it is fun reading the blog and getting alerts that someone in Moscow City or in Nordhorn in Germany or Bosnia, or wherever (expand the globe to see the hits yourself) is reading it simultaneously.
Over 1,000 hits per month can't be bad.
You are ALL very welcome! Many thanks for reading....and proving my girlfriend wrong ;)