Here’s Performancing Metrics

Performancing, the guys who brought us a great blogging tool for Firefox, have recently launched Performancing Metrics. It’s their new statistics package, designed specifically for blogs. Now, I love Mint, it lets me easily see how many people read posts and all that good stuff. Performancing Metrics basically gives the same types of data, they just have a different (and in my opinion better) method for displaying the data.

Performancing Metrics is still in beta, although they’re still accepting new signups. The service is free and will most likely remain free. In the most recent post at the Performancing blog, they mention they hope to release Performancing Metrics as an Open Source package eventually. That is absolutely, 100%, certified, killer!

About 24 hours after Performancing Metrics launched, 2500 blogs were already being tracked. I think Performancing is really on to something here. They’ve got a very unique interface for displaying all the data. You can even track more than one blog from your Performancing account.

Rather than me going into details, just go to Solution Watch and read what Performancing Metrics has in store for you. They’ve got a really nice write-up along with screenshots. ProBlogger also has an extensive review of Metrics.

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Bill Roggio of The Fourth Rail has been invited to spend a month in Iraq with the Marines he’s been supporting religiously for the last year.

The Fourth Rail already has some of the best, totally original iraq/war related material. Bill’s taking an “unpaid leave of absence” from his current job to go blog in Iraq. I’m sure he’d gladly accept donations so he doesn’t have to sell a kidney or something when he gets back the U.S. He’s currently planning on leaving in mid-November.

It also sounds like he won’t be blogging via The Fourth Rail once in Iraq. Bill and some buddies are starting a new site that’s “focused on national and international security threats and the U.S. led war on terror.” Should be good, so keep an eye on ThreatsWatch.org for more.