We are wired to feel and live for fulfillment by a tribe. Immediate Gratification and validation outside yourself was a way to know you had security in BC Times. That were you going in the right direction, but in the 21st Century this is a bad idea long-term for an artist.
You have to forget about the tribe, and follow what only you can do best. That is how you will get you fans. Forget other artists, fans is what will keep you fed as an artist. Be kind to the different tribes, but make art for you and yours fans. Even if you don’t have any fans yet, picture who those fans will be and why they would want your work in the first place.
Align yourself and your art with that idea and go create it.