I really don't mean to be a blog downer, but I was wondering... why do people put "COUNTERS" on their blogs? Is blogging really a popularity contest? I was chatting with a friend that has a professional blog, and suggested that she put a counter on it so she can track the number of hits her business gets, then I got to thinking, why would someone put it on the personal blog? Especially if you are only blogging for "Journal" purposes? Does it make people feel that much better about themselves to know that they have a TON of hits? Maybe it does make people feel better to know that people are really interested in them and their lives. I know that if I had a blog counter it would read a 2 didget number, maybe starting with a 2 but probably not. Does that make me UN-popular? Their could be an innocent explanation to the whole issue, but I don't know what it is, and haven't been able to figure it out on my own. Does this make me a Blog dummy?