Remember, a very long time ago I posted my reason for cosplaying? And I highlighted the words "NOT FOR FAME"
That's because a lot of people seem to be missing my point for doing the hobby. But that also does not mean I dislike people who do it for the sake to be noticed.
I personally, want to someday be published in CosGen. Though that's a far off near impossible dream.
But, that's my thing, my proof of existence and my proof of youth. I personally don't think it's possible for me, and at the end of the day the people who support me are always going to be treated as friends.
The number of people who respect me in this craft recognized me on their own accord. I don't push anyone to support me, and I will never ask anyone to like a page for the sake of random numbers. (Unless perhaps, if I come across another contest I'd like to win)
Fame might be a good reason for some people, don't judge them for it. If they're working hard for said goals, then what's wrong with it? If it's achieved through means that don't really hurt people, then what's wrong with it?
We can't tell people how to do and what to do with their hobbies. We don't control their time, money and all their resources. What they choose to do is their own, and you should not pay anyone heed.
UNLESS of course they're doing it in a way that's illegal or blatantly hurting the community and hobby.
Mind you, not a lot of effort but at least a tiny bit and doing it properly would do. it's like a form of respect you have for the craft you're into.
Hurting the hobby?
If you simply photographed bread, without so much as a thought or story for it and only wanted praises for the picture of said bread... that would be 'hurting the community'. Hobbies will always require a bit of effort. Mind you, not a lot of effort but at least a tiny bit and doing it properly would do. it's like a form of respect you have for the craft you're into. If you expect people to clap their hands and hate them when they don't... Well, just try harder. But if you start bashing or hating on other people who exert a lot more effort than you do, that's how you hurt the community.