Slightly intrigued

Does anyone else look at the stuff at the bottom of the page on the dashboard? The fastest growing blogs, latest posts, that stuff?

I do sometimes and I have yet to see any post from this page or any of the others linked to here. I was wondering about the fastest growing ones, so took a look at a few. None that made me want to read on, but one had a hits counter, 8,175 it said. So I looked back here and this page has many more hits.

So how does that work?