I have about 200 people that read this blog every day. It varies, but that’s the average. If I wanted to blow my horn I would say that Mark Cuban’s blog is rated number 4 on IceRocket, and that mine is in between 108 and 104.
But IceRocket’s stats are so unbelievably screwed up that you can’t believe anything they give you. (The stats aren’t screwy – there just aren’t that many users, so my blog looks a lot more popular than it really is – thanks Blake!)
Oh – sorry – back to Meebo. So I have about 200 users – about ten of them comment (and often, thank you all). About 20 of them email or IM me. Of those that IM me, I know them all. Of those that comment I either know then or feel like I do. The emailers I don’t know well. It’s just email. Impersonal.
But since I have added the Meebo chat I have talked to many, many readers – and it’s a lot of fun. People chat to argue, or say thanks – or to agree, or tell me I’m an ass. A couple times to talk to me about consulting work, and a couple times looking for work.
But the chats are always interesting – especially since the reader an choose to leave the default Meebo user name and be completely anonymous – or they can tell me who they are. All in all it’s a very nice (to me) addition to my blog.
And if you ever wanted to chat, but just haven’t because you think you’ll bother me or something – please chat. I enjoy hearing from you!