Village Hall Stats
One of the age-old questions when it comes to website visitor statistics is whether the visits of the websmaster count in the statistics. Certainly in the case of Google Analytica that unless you take steps to filter them out they will be recorded. I normally didn't bother as it involved the entering of extra code and cookie manipulation and it still didn't exclude visits when my IP had changed.
In the case of Wordpress.com the situation may be different as they seem to have other means of metering traffic and there is an easy way of excluding the owner if the visit was made when the owner was not logged in. Over the last few weeks I have been visiting the site many times but I have also been logged in. Even a visit to Wordpress.com may exclude the count as WP.com knows I am logged in even if I visit the site directly. This is evident by the ability to edit pages and menus by clicking the extra buttons that appear on the screen. These extra buttons will appear even if I am not logged in but if I press them I will be greated by the log-in screen.
I am trying some experiments being logged in and out to see if there is any difference in the accounting.