I've always wanted to do one of these, but I never knew how. Until today. Sean Craven taught me the Way of the Stat Counter. Before he died (sigh), The Blue Collar Scientist told me that my blog must get a lot of traffic, because after I linked to him, his traffic skyrocketed. I thought that was nice, but I didn't really think my blog was read by a lot of people. Now we'll be able to test Jeff's theory!
Oh, and if you want your own Stat Tracker, try StatCounter, which has a very user-friendly, step-by-step installation process. For people on eBlogger, like me, StatCounter is treated as just another Gadget, which is awesome.