Bookmarked Switching from Google Analytics to Matomo (f.k.a. Piwik) on WordPress — Piper Haywood (Piper Haywood)

It’s a new decade, time to leave Google Analytics. A big part of me wants to say screw it, just get rid of analytics altogether. But I find it

Looks like a really useful post by Piper Haywood on moving to Matomo.

I don’t currently have any analytics on my own personal website – I’m much more interested in genuine active interactions than shaped passive interactions. I kind of feel like passive analytics, visitor counts, etc, in a personal context, can feed into the performative aspect of the web. Like, "this post did better, I should write more like this". Losing some of your own voice to serve the numbers.

That said, in an organisational context, analytics can be very useful. "This visitor genuinely wanted to learn more about us, but struggled because X". And I would really like to not use Google. So I might have a play with Matomo on my own site and see if we could use it at work.

RSVPed: Attending IndieWebCamp London

IndieWebCamp London 2020 is a gathering for independent web creators of all kinds, from graphic artists, to designers, UX engineers, coders, hackers, to share ideas, actively work on creating for their own personal websites, and build upon each others creations.

Exciting, an IndieWebCamp in London!
Replied to End of year review 2019 by Calum Ryan (Calum Ryan)

Approaching the end of 2019 I look back on a year filled with some happy distractions away from the unending misery in UK politics and the climate crisis.

Happy New Year Calum!  That’s a good review.  Focusing on friends, family and health is a good antidote to the B-word for now.

Excited to hear there’s a IWC London in the works!

I went to Kendal on New Year’s Eve.  It’s a lovely little town nestled on the edge of the Lake District.  It’s the first time I’ve spent any time there, despite passing through it a lot.

 

Weir and bridge

 

A view from Kendal castle over to the Lake District

 

The Brewery Arts Centre, a brilliant little place

 

Liked a post by Ton Zijlstra

When you’re in the mountains and the view across lake Zug (this is the already cleared up one), isn’t to your liking….
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…you have the option to rise above it by driving up the mountain the house is on.
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Although the lake is then replaced with a sea of clouds.
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