Blogging as a personal research tool

This week I was introduced to a new use for my blog : people trying to find out more about me. I was having some Beamish after soccer practice on Wednesday and some of my players knew things about me that I had never mentioned to anyone on the team. Today I checked my logs and I had about 11 unique visitors from my Yahoo! profile. (I use Yahoo mail as a social account) A few people I work with read my blog. One person was introduced to RSS for the first time today and I helped point him to some feeds. Does my weblog define me? Not really. I write about what I think people are interested in reading. Search engines account for about 50% of my referrals. Sports and gadgets are the popular topics. I judge how well I am engaging a community by reading my comments. So why are you here?