Motive and analytics
I recently decided to start using plausible analytics on this blog I already pay for plausible for analytics on another couple sites but I think even if I didn't I'd still pay for plausible – extrinsic motivation has always been something that scared me, I want to do things because I want to, but I don't think that applies to this blog, I write a lot, compulsively and most of it never gets posted anywhere a lot even gets deleted or destroyed but I notice when I see views or any kind of metric go up I feel some sense of responsibility even if just to one person that responsibility doesn't make me feel uncomfortable or pressured it just feel like a nudge to post.
write.as has stats built in but they're quite bad and using plausible won't cost me any more money so I may as well use it how I went about using it was based on this post the code with changes for plausible can be found below.
const script = document.createElement('script'); script.setAttribute('defer', true); script.setAttribute('async', true); script.setAttribute('src', 'https://plausible.io/js/plausible.js'); script.setAttribute('data\-domain', 'DOMAIN HERE DUMMY); document.head.appendChild(script);
Whenever reading any of my posts consider the date it was posted, people change as do our views. readme