JUST ADDED A NEW COUNTER: The Extreme Tracker only counts visitors to this front page; it doesn’t see anyone who follows a link to an individual post. (It also apparently can’t see anyone who has Java disabled). It’s open, too. Since the Sitemeter just went up, it won’t be accurate for today’s totals, but it should make an interesting comparison starting tomorrow.
I don’t know if I’ll keep these up forever (a couple of people have complained that it’s an invasion of privacy since it shows some information on the last few visitors) but in the interest of transparency I’m doing it for a while at least.