Tapas wants readers to find all of your series! Sadly we have to abide by rules of app providers when it comes to series that are being featured. Your other work does not influence our selection process in any way.
Trending is a very small part of the research that our team is taking - I wouldn't get too hung up over that.
I fear you will never hear that from us The Tapas team is very diverse and would likely be rather upset if creators from their own community would be sent away.
We have so many high quality comics on this site with very limited ways to feature. Only with our recent site update we finally added additional spots, allowing us to spread the love a little more - yet it's still a drop of water on a hot stone. We have so many great creators!! So I don't recommend believing that we don't like particular series simply because they weren't featured. There are simply too many series and not enough ways to feature them.
With the dev team working in the background, creating more opportunities for creators to share their work, our community focused team is doing as much as we can to ensure a wider variety of creators can showcase their series. I believe our recent updates and planned initiatives have provided you with a good amount of insight to our goals and I'm looking forward to further improvements.