Simple Blogging: day 18.
OK I’m just going to get right to the topic.
Don’t rely on the stats your host gives you.
Well, you shouldn’t completely rely on them anyway. Especially if there isn’t a way to ignore your own views, and Blogger doesn’t have this. I’m sure half the views it’s giving me are my own. Since I can’t use Google analytics, I could use something like Statcounter, or Sitemeter to track my stats. I think wordpress.com stats might be a bit better than Blogger’s, but I’d still use an outside service. That’s of course if you’re going to track stats at all, you don’t have to.