If you are going to do things for the Lord and expect positive feedback from people then you are going to have a hard time. Simply put, we don't do these things to please other people and eventually get disappointed by their lack of appreciation on our godly efforts.
Do it for the Lord and for HIS glory! The appreciation of those blessed by what you do and the testimony of the lives of people you have touched and inspired is just an incentive. It really does no great difference because you are doing it for the Lord, and that is already enough. :)
- Purely my thoughts