Seen by everybody, or seen by people who actually care?
Do vanity metrics hold any weight when only a fraction of those people matter?
Everybody wants to stand out, make stuff they like, and have it be accepted by others. That’s a lot to ask for.
Everybody wants to stand out, but in the chase of that we can lose sight of what we originally placed our bets on, which is: if I make this, then I can contribute to more of the thing I want to see in this world.