And so am I, God help you all.

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Before I launch into this rant/manifesto/screed, I need to give a shout out to the random person who enthusiastically applauds for my stories only to disappear into the word-laden aether. They drop the max claps and run, a drive-by praising, which, by Medium’s algorithms, appears to do little more than stroke my ego. But I am eternally grateful for said stroke. Without them, it would be incredibly obvious…