I've been working on the back-end of this blog more than you might realize. I'd already adjusted the HTML to allow for continuity breaks for long posts, and done some organizational tweaking on an ongoing basis.
Several months ago, I installed the HTML code to allow for data acquisition via Google Analytics. This lets me know how many people are visiting, which pages are most popular, where my visitors are from, etc. Is this overkill, especially for a blog that only gets ~60 visitors a month? Sure it is, but without the Analytics data, I'd have no real notion of any visitors at all: who, how many, from where, new vs. returning, anything at all. I *hate* operating in the dark.
A big thing that I've finally figured out is how to screen out my own visits from the data stream. Oh, such a trivial matter, you say? Surely your own visits to post, edit or tweak won't skew the data that much, you say? Why not just guess, estimate or ignore your own visits, you say?
Actually, for an obscure blog like mine, my own visits were messing up the data more than I was comfortable with. So, I think I've finally fixed that. A trivial accomplishment for the CodeFu Masters among us, but a reasonably big step for me.
Incidentally, I think this is no small matter for the WordPress vs. Blogger debate. One of the selling points of WordPress is the visitor data you can accumulate, which Blogger does not automatically provide. However, Blogger lets you manipulate the HTML of your blog to a much greater extent. A prime example is the installation of Analytics, which AFAICT gives much finer grained visitor data than WordPress provides.
Anyone who uses WordPress, care to chime in?