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This is so gentle yet excellent advice. I’ve had trouble discerning the wildly different stats I’ve had; been troubled about whether to submit everything to a publication; confused why my most meaningful essays don’t take off when other “linkbait” has led other writers to business opportunities.

We just will never know. Like you said, I came here to write. Not to trick an algorithm or play with pageviews… but to become a better person. Thanks for reminding me of that.

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