Art history is full of people who lived and created in obscurity only to be discovered later (like hundreds of years later). They had interesting and connected lives and made stuff for the joy of creation.
A lot of artists who enjoy(ed) fame in their lifetimes are/were real assholes to the people around them.
All social media is one gigantic status game.
A sense of style is not about doing one thing over and over.
Wanting validation for your efforts while doing them is a great way to get nothing worthwhile done.
God blesses effort.