There's an LL Cool J Chartbeat joke in here somewhere. There has to be.

I just installed a little Chartbeat code here at to watch real-time stats of engagement here. So far it’s only served to make me feel bad about myself because I don’t write enough (I see you, person in Lousiana reading the blog post right before this one…I see you!!!).

But man oh man this service is awesomely addictive in a visual way, especially if you’re a super-narcissist. Read up on the latest features (traffic sources/locations, reading/writing/idling, Twitter search tracking, to name a few) and if you think it’s right for you, get a 30-day free trial here or give the iTunes app a try (caution- you’ll have to enter CC info and opt-out later on). 

Note- I spent the better part of an hour trying to come up with a clever “heartbeat” song reference for the title of this blog post. Swing and a miss. If you have anything you want to hand over (I’m just a small, pea-brained woman, after all) I’ll update the post and thank you.