I am more than eager to move away from using Google Analytics for my personal blog. Not only because of the impending GDPR complications this might bring, but also ideologically, to stop providing a search giant with data for free. In case you are interested, Jesse Squires has laid out his reasons to do it on his blog, and I pretty much stand by all of them.
I am trying a tool called Matomo (formerly known as Piwik), because it comes with a self-hosted version, and offers a no-cookie version, plus an opt-out popup. The one disadvantage is that it offers you way too much data right off the bat. Of course, everything is customisable, but to be honest, I don't really need much more data than some daily user count/read-time stats. Plus, the less data gets collected from my readers, the better I'd feel.
So here is my question to you? Are you using anlaytics for your personal blogs? If yes, I'd love to know what.