On the right side of this blog page (if you get this via e-mail, you won't see these features unless you go to the actual blog page.). The map will star showing where our readers are coming from. It only updates daily so there won't be anything there until tomorrow. When it is updated, red dots will appear where our readers are from. If you click on the magnifying glass, you'll get lots more detailed information. Unfortunately, the monitoring starts now rather than back when I first started the blog but hopefully some of our long-time readers from places like Sri Lanka (yep!) will still be checking in so their dots will show up. You'll be amazed at how far away readers come from.
The other feature, right below the map, is a page-hit counter. This one came from google so it's been counting since, if not the very first posting, at least very early on.
If you want a map for your blog or webpage, go to http://clustrmaps.com/index.htm .
If you want a counter and you're on blogspot, just go to the design page, Google has just added the counter. The Clustermap also includes a counter but it's re-zeroed every year (or more often if that's what you want).