who reads your blog?

Have you ever wondered who reads your blog? It’s a lucky thing for those of you who belong to a blogging community or have a circle of friends with a broad blogging diameter. Lucky also for LJ users who can track who their friends are.

But what about the rest of the blogging community who don’t have access to complex backwork web stats? (Google Analytics is a good webstat tracker for those who can softcode it into their site)

The easiest way of finding out would be to ask who reads it. Advertise it in Friendster, forums, Yahoo! Messenger, as well as spamming in comment boxes.

Another way would be to install a counter in your blog. Though you would have to filter out yourself – because you might be refreshing the page every five minutes and counting those for hits. You won’t know exactly who is reading your blog though, but at least you know it’s being read.

Comments also work, but there are blogs that are sparse of comments but have high readership.

And then there’s this:

I’ve been fooling around with Technorati for the past few months, even way before I moved my domain from my old blog. Technorati collects a database of who’s linking to whom (is that correct grammar?), abiding by the premise of your blog is only worth as much as the number of people linking to it.

Aside from this personal blog, I often do queries for the other blogs I work on which include Cellphone9, Da Wireless Kubo (the m|PH blog), and another blog I do called Kapped!, which not a lot of people know about. it is a parody blog i do together with my favorite Play-Girlz, Ingrid and Erin.

The reason I do this isn’t just for curiosity. This is my mini FGD (focused group discussion) to figure out what type of websites link to my content and which posts get linked to where. it is very useful for refining your blog content. Of course, for personal blogs, the reasons are juicier – do I have an online blog stalker? Do I have a friend from long ago who reads my stuff without me knowing?

Try it now on your blog address, or even better – your name. It will definitely surprise you how infamous you are in the blogosphere.