I normally tend to think likes and the like are unimportant (I appreciate all of them but not in the sense of mattering so much), since comments are the ones with soul XD So sub wise, I don't care about the number if I can get a few people to comment on my work relatively often. I wrote this story once that had this one commenter that used to write me long texts as comments on the chapters and their comments always made my day! Subs are good but they don't do much for me, since they're basically just reading and running xD and that's fine, I do it too sometimes, but what I'm trying to say is that comments feel more personal and have more value to me. (Comments with actual thought or just expressing something, not the 'next pls' kind of comment xD)
I think I only "care" about likes on instagram for my pics cause it means people are seeing them (?) and I've accepted instagram is that place you can't expect many comments, hm, but a recommendation I could give is to always love your work and people will come to you eventually!
Make an effort to upload stuff when you have the time and continue creating, there's no point on focusing on numbers, they are impersonal and are just... there (?) I actually don't really understand the fixation since I don't feel it but I think it's important for a person to rationalize that those numbers are people that just past by, so... One caring about these things is like walking down the street and seeing how many people wave at you (?)
It feels nice to be greeted, but it'll never be as satisfying as actually them approaching you and actually talking to you (comments), so I always appreciate people taking their time to give a comment
Fixation on numbers come from comparing yourself to others or even envy, so a good suggestion would be to sit down and reflect on 'why' do you care about the numbers and 'why' do you feel bad when you don't get enough and 'what is enough'. Wanting likes and views doesn't have an 'enough', if people let themselves fall into that trap, they will never be satisfied with themselves, it's actually really sad if you think about it.
In my case, the best way to go about this is to just see the numbers for what they are... Numbers. Whereas I humanize 'comments'. For me, the interaction with one person can surpass views any day, views and likes do nothing, but comments bring you closer to your audience so yeah, I really do treasure them!
Ah, though, it's not good to obsess over comments either, that is also a trap that can make you feel insufficient for not getting many comments either... So, the best thing to do is to work with the only objective being sharing your work and accepting whatever you receive and be thankful for it ^-^
Every like and view should be thanked in a down to earth manner, be grateful those people looked at your work and faved/liked, commented or subscribed, being thankful will in the long run make one appreciative for anything they get and will erase any insecurities cause you're appreciating everything while you keep working on your content ^-^
Hope this helped someone here somehow ;D