I use statcounter to keep track of my blog's visitors. No, I don't use it for ads or anything like that, but still, I like to know who is reading the blog and how they got here.
A couple of weeks ago, Howard J. Rogers added my blog to the links section of The Dizwell Blog and I started getting a lot of referring links. Sometimes when I post an entry about MySQL, I'll get a spike from Planet MySQL and other related sites. Over the last few days, The Dizwell Blog has taken the top spot and I'm starting to get referrals from other sites I never knew about. In fact, I've found a couple blogs that are interesting that I'll be modifying my own links section in the near future to replace some of the blogs that don't get updated on a regular basis.
So, thanks to Howard and others to helping me get recognized and thanks to the readers. Keep on blogging.
This is the second time HJR has helped me out in the last couple weeks.