Last week, I was asked whether my blog was a success. The upshot of my answer was that if you don’t have a real destination, then you always have a work in progress. Over on Moore’s Law, Dana Blankenhorn posts a call for better weblog measurement. But measurement becomes truly useful only when there is a definite result in mind.
Since Take the First Step isn’t going anywhere in particular, knowing that I have a Google number of 1600, a PageRank of 6 and the 77th spot on the Userland Site Report is plenty good enough for me. The good thing about not having a destination is that it is next to impossible to get lost.