When you write a blog, and tend to be somewhat manic, anxious, and depressive, you need an audience that applauds. I know how standup comedians feel, but they all take drugs. :)
So, with great joy, I have cracked a new record on visits per day. I know it's because the Science Notes lady was being nice to me, but it keeps me up.
My great income from ads has been stuck at $1.03, ever since I cracked that all important first dollar mark, but nobody needs to know that... :)