@micromatt love the morning routine. The days I enjoy the most are when there is opportunity for 'pointless' creativity. Or even being able to do something different like gardening, drawing etc. I like to create with a focus but without the need to produce. Producing something can be a by product of the creative process but I might also not produce anything. Unfortunately, the opportunity is rare at the moment. All the best with the new routine.

@pj@bitcoinhackers.org I'm a fan of Vimeo. Tho if you have the budget Wistia always looked good, but expensive. I've not looked at their offering in a while.

😂 Funny copywriting I've read today on an agency website.

"At <company name> we are fortunate that we have a client base that has a requirement for many of the services that we offer."

... isn't that the very definition of having clients? If they didn't have a requirement for your services, why would they hire you? 😅 😂

@plausible just realised I didn't reply to your question! How rude of me. For attribution modelling the best description is by Grow and Convert growandconvert.com/analytics/c

Also as overall yet specific guidance on analytics (particularly enterprise) I find Avinash Kaushik's blog amazing. He has a number of great principles for adding context to data as well as what to measure and what not to. kaushik.net/avinash/

Welcome @hrishi hope you enjoy the Fediverse. I'm still getting used to it myself but it does seem quite cool from the little I've explored. All the best with your writing.


Matomo is also expensive at that volume of traffic.

Where as I don't think Plausible samples, and it looks to be reasonably priced.

I really like the ability to host the analytics script 1st party. That's brilliant.

If it could do user journeys then it would be brilliant. Connecting to a data viz tool (or native) would be the icing on the cake. 3/3


At 150 million monthly pageviews GA is beyond useless. You'd hit sampling every day (if not every few hours), Google 360 is a stupid price, so you need real deep pockets for it (and I'm not sure it would stretch to 150 mil/mo?).

If your base metrics are sampled/not trustworthy then the more advanced analysis tools are irrelevant.

Better to gather a solid baseline that you can build off and look for ways to do more advanced analytics later once you've made a business case. 2/3


I tested Plausible over Christmas and it does exactly as your marketing says; Beautiful and simple analytics. I can see it being a good tool for some of my small freelance clients, rather than building data studio dashboards for them. You've positioned your self really well! Kudos.

The thing I was struggling to figure out on an enterprise level is not having user journeys or attribution modelling.

But I've thought about it and I can see a possible use case. 1/3

@wion This is great news! First I've heard that AMP is being put on a level playing field, but it's welcome news.

I've not used it, other than when I ran Ghost CMS for a short while because it's baked in. But I'm not a fan.

@plausible Congrats on the big win! That's exciting and has my attention 😀

Would be interested in reading a case study from the clients web team why they've chosen Plausible (and their team setup). Are they running multiple analytics as verification to monitor any blocking/loss of GA or Matomo? Or is Plausible their only analytics.

Do they have data analysts in their team? Or is it not that important to their biz at the moment etc.

Again, congrats 😀 🎉

Thanks for writing the article @matt I switched off all notifications on my phone for the same reason then added them back on for an app only when I started to miss actions I needed to pick up or actual messages I'm interested in. This has made a big difference to reduce the annoyances. I'll be keeping an eye on your remark.as, it sounds interesting.

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Hi all,
here is my quick .
My name is Massimo, I am from Italy and a year ago I had a weird dream about a boy and a strange phenomena.
That image grew in my head and I started writing some short stories (in Italian). I decided to publish them on a personal blog/site – crooked.ink. That wasn't enough: bored because of the lockdown, I decided to translate one in English and –a few weeks later– to write another one directly in English.

TL;DR: I think I enjoy writing.

@lilithsaintcrow thanks for sharing. First I've heard of the Open Library Project (tho I use the Internet archive). That's scummy. Lots of info and links on the site for giving money to the open library but no mention of supporting the authors who created the work. What's worse is "sponsor a book" makes it sound like you are supporting the author. Piracy under the pretence of noble work.

So don’t stress.
Don’t fret if life doesn’t happen as you imagine,
Or the story feels too big and hides from the page you’re writing.

It’ll come.

There is a time for everything.

It’ll come.

Keep dreaming. Keep doodling. Keep writing.

Be the master of your own world.

Create races.
Plan cities.
Draw maps.

Build a place you don’t just belong; You rule.

Welcome to the Worldbuilding School.

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Calling all dreamers.
All fantasy lovers.

Calling the ones who sit and doodle;
The ones who write.

Calling all who build their own worlds;
Who imagine stories, And the ones who picture a multiverse of opportunity.

This is your time.

Not only now,
But also in the years to come.

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If you're taking part in hopefully this poem will inspire you (posted in thread).

I wrote it at the start of the year for the Worldbuilding School. vcno.uk/3i

It doesn’t matter if you draw, write or simply dream of new worlds – this poem is written for you. The people who dream.

I hope you like it.


@ParadeGrotesque That is amazing! I bought one of the original Pi when they first came out. Haven't done much with it, but a Pi4 in a keyboard! Now that I can see myself using.

Wow thank you everyone for such a warm welcome. I've not checked my account for a day or two then came on to loads of hellos, welcomes and best wishes.

The Fediverse already seems like a great place :)

I'll do my best to reply to you all over the next day or two.

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