Yes, of course it was on purpose. The reason has to do with how people see you on the web. If you have all your stats, all your notes and numbers about how many people liked and commented, right on your blog, other people are going to see those numbers and get jealous. So, if only you can see it, then you have all this secret happiness and nobody else gets mad that you’re trying to rub it in. It’s a much healthier existence.
Aren’t you glad I thought of everything?