... than the one night stand. Ok, let me explain.
There is one type of blog statistic that bloggers take note of: hits or page view. Now I've read folks talk about this on their blogs, as well as had private conversations with bloggers about it. It runs either spectrum, folks going "ZOMG look how many hits/page views I have! I am zee awesome!" or folks going "QQ, I haz so little page views, I am zee suck".
Sure, page views are one stat. But you know what? In this day and age where most people read blogs via readers and not directly coming to your blog, page views don't mean as much to me. Sure, you may have had an article here and there that has gotten a lot of links. Or sure, folks may find you via a popular search term in Google. But it's a one time visit.
What is more important to me as a stat is the number of subscribers. I remember surprising Jess a while ago with how many subscribers Pretty in Plate had via Google Reader. This is public information, as anyone can go to any blog in your Google Reader, click on 'show details' on the upper right corner. Now I don't know how exactly accurate it is, but I figure its close.
So why is subscribers more important to me? Well duh, it means these people actually care about what you have to say on an ongoing basis. Its more than just one random page view. To me, it just seems like more of a relationship. So yeah, I would rather have the blog relationship than the one night stand.