One of the dubious benefits of putting a hit counter on your blog is that you can see how many people visit each day and sometimes where they have come from, if it is not a direct hit.
I'm always fascinated by this. Sometimes it is obvious why a particular day attracts more than the average number of hits...perhaps I have written on something very topical that would show up in search engines or perhaps a new link to my blog has been posted somewhere.
But why did I get 114% more than the average number of first time visitors yesterday? Was it the words torture, rape and murder? The mind boggles!