Do you track the visits to your website somehow? I'm trying to avoid Google Analytics, but other simpler options look to be expensive.
Since I use WordPress, I have Jetpack which comes with rudimentary statistics. I've set up Matomo recently as a experiment. I'm still evaluating if it's worth my while.
A more fundamental question is this: To what end are you writing? Are you writing to gain a better perspective yourself? Do you want to inform, show, teach, entertain a larger audience? Do you balance towards one or the other? Or is it a bit of both? Those questions are important as they inform your writing style, topics and what you want to get out publicly writing in the first place.
Ever since the classic "visitor counter" on a website, visitor tracking has it's benefits and pitfalls. Like unwittingly narrowing your focus to simply chasing an ever higher number of visitors, rather then just getting the satisfaction of having written a piece and learning something while you did it.
A far better indicator would be people reaching out to you about your work and what you've written. I think that says far more then just a statistic.
Outside WordPress however.... it's too much hassle to setup analytics other than Google Analytics.
the content I care about is your blog post. why do i have to dismiss a pop up to get to it?
that pop up was enough friction that I did not read your blog post. I navigated away.