writing, and particularly blogging, seem a bit narcissistic. At least for me, not unlike looking in the mirror each day, I check and see who has been reading my stuff, which is ridiculous not to mention a waste of time. Good thing I don't have a hit meter.
Though I've been blowing off this blog, my apologies, I have been blogging on other sites and I continually check to see where I rank and whose been commenting. In all fairness, it's good to keep track of the comments to respond, but there is an ego element involved.