David Smith, writing on his blog, says he stopped most of his analytics collection on his personal projects, because they were driving behaviours he didn’t want. His conclusion is very thoughtful:
The broader point is how important it is to be introspective about how we are using all the tools and services we interact with. The insane variety of inputs that are vying for our attention aren’t all worthwhile. If I’m not careful I’m easily swept up into things that are wasting my time and not helping me improve. It is a constant fight to curate my attention to only those things that are actually worthwhile.
I like this, very much. It’s a succinct statement of something I’ve been trying to pursue for a while.