I enjoy checking my stats. It tells a lot about our site. You should take up this habit too if you wish to blog for money.
I have MyBlogLog stats which I actually paid USD3 per month for them. Ahh..I am just itchy fingers ‘cos I have money in PayPal and signed up for a paid account. I have Sitemeter as well which tells me a lot about my traffic and which keywords that drove people to my blog.
Then, I read on Andy Skelton‘s blog about the Automattic Stats Plugin and had given it a trial run. Oh my, I must say that it is one cool plugin. You should give it a try. However, you need a WordPress.com account to see the stats and also an API. Heck, I don’t know what is API except that you just need to take the long numbers for your Askimet and use it for this Blog Stats to work.
Installation is easy. Go get it now.