This morning I signed up to instal a site meter to track traffic flow to my blog. The service is absolutely at no charge - but don't be too fast to think that it is a free lunch. They have intelligent ways to turn you into opportunities for them to make money.
Blogging is just for personal interest - and a way to gain satisfaction out of sharing my thoughts with friends. In doing so, it also enriches my daily life, allowing me to reach out to more people.
Blogger is a convenient site - seriously it is extremely user-friendly and, again, entirely free. These wizards always outsmart you - they have the brains to plough back the free lunches they are giving away.