Hrmm. The reader count increased by over 100 in the last 24 hours, which is roughly five times faster than my normal pace; I can't pinpoint the cause.
Anyway, we're well past the 1000 visitors mark, according to sitemeter. ClustrMaps has recorded about 30 more visitors, and AdSense another 40 more again, which has now earned $0.73. At that rate, MR has cleared roughly $8000, so I guess I can understand the value for high-traffic locales.
Of course, since at least 219 of those visits are me showing up to post a entry, it's not quite as impressive as one would like. Regardless.