One of the conditions I set for myself when I started this blog was that I would not, under any circumstances, spend too much time navel-gazing at web site traffic graphs. For a year now, I’ve been pretty successful–but I still want to know if some big spike or dip happens, and I don’t want to have to check by hand to see that. So, I’m pretty stoked about Google Analytics’ alerts feature. You set it to shoot you an email when something happens–like your traffic goes up more than 10% from where it was the day before–and you’re done. I like software that comes to me when something I care about happens. (That all said, Google Analytics is still a little too complicated and hairy for me at times; I’ve been meaning to try out Mint for awhile now, which looks simpler, but doesn’t appear to have alerts.) How do you track your site activity without staring at graphs every day?