Yeah, its really hard and if you have any type of life at all. Which most of us do. It's impossible to be actively engaging on all these sites daily just to stay relevant. You almost have to decide do I want to spend time writing or drawing or marketing the work cause no one will ever see it if I don't.
It's become impossible you no longer need to be an ant carrying ten times your weight. You are expected to be a god lifting up the entire world on your shoulders. To make any headway basically become your own independent self publisher. Which like when you think back 15years ago asking anyway to do the job of 50 people. You know to market, write, direct, edit, cover, hand hold, coddle, promote, hype, draw, tagline, blurb, pay thousands of dollars if you can't do all of everything things they had teams of people doing before. If someone had said to an author they were expected to do all of that just to get like 30 views. They would have been like F no. Yet, that is what we are expected to do today. Gone are the days when you could just plop a book on nanowrimo and have people go, hey an ebook! There are not tons of those out lets read that I can give it a shot I got nothing else I am interested in.
Nope, now we are in a content world that is so filled up that somehow the talent-less and talented have mixed and we have all become trash under the general populations feet. Them staring down at us like oh well one was garbage so it all is.
We have become like those flyers people hand out and say take one. So they do, and you are happy that someone took one. But then walking home you find your path littered with your hard work and determination and you feel lifeless and devoid as you stare at what you had hoped one human being could just care about for one second. Because it was your blood, your tears, and your soul. Your very effort to survive. But they don't and they didn't.
It's morbid and tiring, and we all deserve better. But we will never ever get better. Because thousands of people said this is what our worth is.