Let your spreadsheet do the work
Tracking basic data in a spreadsheet is pretty simple -- it's remembering to update your data each day, week or month that can be a problem. But why update manually when you can take advantage of some simple automation tools?
Here's a step-by-step guide to creating an automatically updating Google spreadsheet to track data. We'll use "number of Facebook followers" in this example, but the code can be easily updated to fetch and store other data as well.