Do you know why my hits seem to go through the roof when I make my welcome page the static first page and why they subsequently plummett if I have my latest blog as the front page? Is it the way wordpress counts? If a blog is the welcome does it not count people who only stay on there or something?
when you have a static page as your main page, people have to click through to read each post (5 posts = 5 clicks). When your posts are on the main page, they can read however many you have displayed without clicking anywhere else (5 posts = 1 click). Make sense?