It's the little things. A little over two months after I put together ten suggestions to help Google Reader improve, we're starting to see some of the proposals implemented. Very quietly, I noticed this evening that Google Reader has added the trends button to the main column, meaning I can keep tabs on my statistics without having to go to my bookmarks to retrieve the data.
Being a stats guy, I always appreciate any way that helps me get to and make sense of the numbers quickly and easily. While some are making more noise around Google Reader's other announcement - that you can now read feeds offline, this little trends logo is much more important for me. After all, I have no intentions of being offline if I can help it.