While I’d like to think 300,000 people have visited, it’s not so. I’m not sure why, but my hits actually have been up over the last few weeks, just not to the 300,000 level. More like 55,000, which is still pretty good. The counter seems to be totally disconnected from what WordPress actually shows for my stats when I’m logged in.
I’d get rid of what is an obviously faulty widget, but my curiosity is too strong.