When I started blogging maybe a couple of people I know would read my blog along with a long term blogger who gave me some assistance from his very busy life.
While I don't look at the details nor the ip addresses, I have a thing called stats counter and I can easily see how many people have looked at my blog.
It surprises me and gives me heart to continue blogging.
More and more people comment on my blog.
I assisted the computer illiterate brothers a couple of weekends ago with a problem with their pc and noticed my blog is bookmarked. Not sure if they actually read it though. Hope they haven't recently.
But as time goes on and more and more people read my blog, and friends and new blogging mates read my blog, I feel somewhat constrained in my freedom to blog how I want to, lest I offend other bloggers who are kind enough to put a link to my blog on theirs and the afore mentioned.
Freedom when blogging becomes more constrained the longer you blog.