I have a variety of ways to measure this weblog's readers; over at Eastgate and TEKKA, measuring readership is an important part of daily business, and it's easy to extend some of the tools to cover these notes as well.
Recently, it seems to me that we've acquired an additional 200 readers/day, for reasons that are not at all clear. It's not yet clear, either, whether these are mostly one-time visitors or whether they're new regulars. Either way, it's not a big deal, but it's not lost in the statistical noise.
But which would be nicer: 200 daily readers, or 1400 visitors who drop by once a week? Or 70,000 readers a year who drop by once, grab whatever they are looking for, and leave? I don't know. Do you? Which would be preferable?