Looking for a streamlined and simple way to monitor traffic on your WordPress blog? Look no further - WordPress has released their stats tool that is used on WordPress.com, as a plugin. That means you don't have to leave your WordPress admin panel to see how your blog is doing traffic-wise. Everything is taken care of by the WordPress servers so you don't have to worry about taxing your server. Andy has some of the more interesting details about how this all works. It pretty much revolves around their ubiquitous smiley image.