Dave Winer linked to yesterday's Grand Rounds post and the server is taking a big hit today. I reorganized the archive template to load a bit faster .. and provide more context.
Doing the Grand Rounds reminded me that bloogers like (love?) traffic. Do lots of hits define a good blog? I remember Steve talking at the first Bloggercon about watching his traffic logs and keeping an eye on the referrers – always interested in who is out there reading what he writes.
I'm getting lots of e-mail this morning about posts that I didn't include, or suggestions for more. No – these aren't the online Vi_g_a (dare I even write the word for fear of attracting TrackBackSpam) sites – but real bloggers who just want their message "out there."
I'm not saying that wanting traffic is bad (yeh – I sent Dave an e-mail inviting him to post a link) but I don't think that it should be the primary reason for doing this sort of writing.