They still exist! No, honestly.
So far today my site has, according to StatCounter, had 124 pageloads and 99 unique visitors. I belong to blogexplosion and imagine most were just surfing through, but there amongst those accidental visitors, were Cube with a joke (always helpful), Bryan and Yellojkt with genuine technical help and Gary Sieling enquiring whether I had managed, and giving feedback.
Thanks guys - pleased to meet you.