Here is a blog that turned into a book -- and the fascinating thing to me is how writing and editing the book live online really helped keep the prose fluid.
I use WordPress and I could check the number of individual pages views on a regular basis. So if I was getting say, 300 hits a day, I could check the number of people who went from page one to page two, etc. If 300 people found the first page and 50% of those turned the page, I could follow and see how many of those kept going to the next page.
In a sense, I used the reading public as my editor. If 150 people read page two, and 135 read page three and 120 read page four, that was fine. But if suddenly there was a big drop off and only 40 people went on to page five, I knew I did something wrong to lose that many people and had to go back and reset the hook.
Of all the comments I get (http://collateral-damage.net/reviews-are-coming-in/) I like the ones that remark on the fluid style.
The blog I need help with is collateral-damage.net.