Did you know that you can add the Google Analytics Tracking code to your msdn blog posts and use Power BI to measure your blog performance?
Just add your tracking code from your Google Analytics Account to every blogpost and then connect to the Analytics Data Source using the free Microsoft Power BI Desktop Tool: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/desktop
You can derive valuable insight from this!
For example: I just figured out that my most popular blog post is the one about the R-Integration in SQL Server
And some people are also interested in the Power Query for Integration Services Blog Post.
Added a Barchart indicating where blogvisitors come from and in what blogs they are interested:
Added a Wordcloud using the search terms:
Added Audience Analytics (only works if you have enough data)