Now that I have this blog up, having a visitor count metric super useful. But I understand and actively dislike being tracked on the web. All I want to know is: How many unique visitors do I get? and nothing more.
The features I want are:
1. Easy integration
2. Simple dashboard
3. No intrusive tracking
4. Preferably an open source solution
One tool that checks all these boxes is: GoatCounter
Go have a look. Use them on your personal site if it fits your need.