Goodbye Google Analytics

I do not want analytics to influence my writing.
Goodbye Google Analytics
Photo by Lukas Blazek / Unsplash

This probably has been a long time coming. It all comes to down reducing things or clutter that do not serve a purpose.

In 2020, when I started this blog, the instructions I followed at the time, included setting up Google Analytics. I figured, itโ€™s free, may as well have it. However, I rarely look at my analytics. I do not want anyone else to influence what I write. Having insights into my readers gives me the data showcasing which blog posts are popular and which ones are not. Obviously, itโ€™s nice to see that my blog posts are popular. On the other hand, itโ€™s disheartening to see that some of my blog posts have been super quiet in terms of viewership. However, I do not write because I want viewers. I write for myself first and foremost.

Therefore, I am removing this additional dataset from my knowledge bank. Therefore, from today, I will not know which blog posts are popular and which ones are not. Frankly, I do not need to know.

I am also one of those people who checks what trackers websites have enabled. Its good that I personally do not have Google tracker and that feels nice. Btw, I have no actual issues with Google. I use most of their services and actually recommend it. All my emails are hosted with Google. I am merely removing a service that I do not need.

I have no way of removing That appears to be installed by Ghost. I actually do not know why Cloudflare is there but it is likely helping me keep this blog up and running.

Kindly, I make one humble request to you, yes to you.. the reader of this blog. Please reach out to me ([email protected]) if you have anything to say about my blog posts. I actually enjoy hearing from people from all over the world. Most times, I learn something new or discover an interesting way of thinking about something.

I wish you a great week ahead ๐Ÿ˜€

Hold on... thereโ€™s more