The only way to grow and continue as an artist is to get feedback, preferably someone will give constructive criticism and not just bully and bash. I am here for the purpose of feedback. The only way I will ever know success is by the intelligent people that measure me.
I never feel like I've done a good job as a photographer if nobody likes my pictures. I guess it's because as a photographer I'm trying to make something that inspires emotions or shows beauty and if it doesn't for other people then I feel like I've failed in that goal. In short, it's just not quite enough for me if a picture is good only in my opinion and not in anyone else's.
I don't care so much if they like as why they like/dislike it. I wish people who did or didn't like a certain aspect of my work would make a comment about it as I am still very new to photography it all helps.
At the end of the day I do it because I enjoy it, so as long as I am happy in what i've done, I don't really care too much if others like it, having said all that a little praise never goes astray haha.
I don't exactly draw/photograph/write to please everyone else; it's just what I like to do. I got a deviantART account to show other people what I like to do, and to grow as an artist. I would like positive and/or constructive feedback, but for the most part, I'm not overly concerned.