Quit counting fans, followers and blog subscribers like bottle caps. Think, instead, about what you're hoping to achieve with and through the community that actually cares about what you're doing.
Measurement is like laundry. It piles up the longer you wait to do it.
All the measurement in the world is useless if you don't make any changes based on the data.
Do we love watching things burn so much that our best and most valuable contribution is to help toss another match?
Before change can be managed, it has to be sparked.
Work hard, learn all you can, and never miss the chance to connect with someone new.