The real reason is it gives me a small amount of data about whether or not anyone is viewing my website.
And on Thursday and Friday of last week, I wasn't near the internet and couldn't go to my blog; however, nine other people (at most) viewed it. So there is hope!
And its been viewed a total of fifty times in the last week (at least half by myself).
And my BR articles have a total of 3,200 reads.
So my message is reaching a few people at least.