A colleague of mine recently pointed out to me the actual difference between the number of people Jason Cherniak claims read his blog and the actual number who do read his blog.
On his blog, Cherniak writes (in the third person!) "Jason has been blogging for two years and averages about 1500 readers a day, including many elected politicians and members of the national media."
However, his SiteMeter tells a different story.
As of late, Cherniak's blog has been visited by fewer than 600 people on a daily basis.
Historically, Cherniak has very seldom experienced 1,500 unique visitors per day and in the past 30 days he's averaged less than 800.
I'm sure a lot of bloggers, myself included, would love to attract this much traffic to their blogs, but why make yourself out to be something you're not?