Analytics in 2024

I hate tracking. Well, that’s not quite right. I hate big corporate systems tracking me across a dozen different walled-gardens purely so they can shove some crap down my throat. What I do like is been able to see that people in Canada really like my site, or that the last story I wrote had more than 2 visits (thanks mum).

So my question is: what are people using for tracking just basic pageviews? Weblog scrapers, GA, Plausible? At work we have a homebrew clickhouse thing that logs sessions and I am a hair away from doing the stupid thing and using that to track HL. (Please help me.)

Or do you hate just all tracking?

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