I have earlier written about how search terms are a way people gets to my blog in the post Picture This.
Another way is being referred from other sources. Lately WordPress, which is my blog service, improved the statistics so the referring sources are consolidated which gives you much more meaningful information about your referrers.
My current all time statistics looks like this:
At the time the total number of pageviews was 46,263.
LinkedIn seems to be my main supplier of readers. I am regularly sharing my posts as status updates and as news items in different LinkedIn groups.
But I do think that the figures for Twitter is lying though as they are counted based on where from the tweets and re-tweets are read. Twitter is probably only the twitter site. Hootsuite is another way of reading and clicking on links to a blog in a tweet. People who read and click via TweetDeck is as I understand it not counted as a referring source as TweetDeck is a desktop application.
Though I write in English I do from time to time post user blogs and comments with links on Danish language sources as the local Computerworld and another IT online news site called Version2.
Else Jim Harris’s blog called OCDQ Blog is a constant source of referring either due to Jim’s kind links to my blog posts or my self-promoting links in my comments on Jim’s blog posts.