Nope, it's all about the fact that you had some fun, a few laughs, and the happiness when people comment on it!
I'm sure many people will enjoy your art in a public place...maybe your local art viewing place? We have one here and you can put your art up for sale there. All you have to do in return is take a shift or two there.
I have "met" a few VERY nice people online! It's fun other than the fact of wondering if that IS, in fact, the person you think you are talking to.