I've talked to a few new bloggers lately who wonder who's coming to their site. Here's what's working for me.
- Technorati shows who's linking to me. It doesn't show people with very small blogs who haven't registered, but it shows the bigger ones and those who have taken the trouble to register. If you register your blog with them, you'll start seeing over time where you're showing up.
- Google Analytics shows me how many people are visiting, where they live, and from what sites they're clicking over. It even shows me through what search terms people find my blog.
- Feedburner, my most recent discovery, shows me how many people subscribe to my blog and read the feed instead of coming straight to the page.