It's compulsive reading each day. To turn on and log in to Sitemeter. To check whether anyone has read your latest postings. What a thrill goes through you when you see that someone from Australasia checked into your blog and spent 70 minutes with you. 70 minutes! One hour, ten minutes. Great - I must have struck a chord with someone. Then the thought comes. That maybe, just maybe, they had to go off to visit the bathroom, answer the phone and/or get tea for the family and didn't log out! Thank goodness for the kindly souls who take time to leave a comment. At least then you know that someone read it.
But wait - a closer examination of the statistics on the site and you see that during Australasia's 70 minute visit, Aussie blogger looked at 16 pages. 16 pages. That many? I didn't know I'd written so much.