May 12, 2004

Counting the house

How many people read this weblog?

I think we worry too much about this question. The important thing is often who reads, not how many. As I've written before, there's nothing wrong with writing a weblog that only your mother reads. It's good to stay in touch. Such a nice boy....

But, sometimes, I suppose it would be nice to know how many people are reading out there. In the old days (a couple of years ago), you could get a rough estimate from your server logs. I'm not sure that's possible anymore.

There's a ton of information in referrer logs; any ideas how to mine them to estimate how many people read a weblog?