Do you ever wonder who came to your blog, from where? Do you ever wonder what word in your most recent post drew the most attention? For answers to these, and more questions, visit this G0ogle site: http://www.google.com/analytics/
It's remarkable what you will find. It is relatively easy to incorporate Google Analytics into your blog. Heck, even I could do it!
I find that there is a remarkably strong number of people who visit my blog from The Netherlands! Don't know why, but it's interesting to know.
Do you wonder who comes to your site, and from where? Google Analytics provides that info and much more. You may be comfortable subscribing to SiteMeter and others, but when there is an invisible, yet very comprensive, tool out there for you to use and grow from, it's worth checking out.
It is designed primarily for commercial sites, but it gives tons of info that a blogger will appreciate. So, at least give 'em a visit and you might find that it is a really cool alternative to other visible counters. Of course, if you're big on having visible counters on your site, that's ok. But this is worth looking into.