Here's a question I just received:
“I have a question for you regarding blogs. Is there a way you can see how many people are visiting your blog? Is there a way to see your PR with Google?”
I'm assuming this person is asking specifically about blogs created with Blogger since that is what hers is on.
So, question #1 – Yes. You can see your blog stats – even when you're on blogspot.com. There is a free program called http://www.statcounter.com/ that is super-easy to use. Just sign up and get the code and stick it into your Blogger template.
And, question #2 – I use http://www.pagerank.net/ which is another free tool, to check my incoming links and my google page rank on my sites. It works on your blogger blogs as well.
I hope that helps!