Saturday, October 15, 2005

Blogs and Blogging

Some good resources and basic information on blogs from this course site.

Amy Gahran at Contentious does a good job of defining what is and isn't a blog in this post.

Who's reading your blog?

Some good free resources for finding out who's looking at your blog. (Both sites are web-based. They require free registration and the inclusion of some simple code and a site button in your HTML.)

  • Sitemeter: A simple, fast way to add a counter and stats. (There is also a fee version that includes additional functionality.)
  • Blogflux: In addition to the usual statistics and graphs, this utility uses Google Maps to show where visitors are coming from.