Why you should bother about recognition? Bothering about recognition has a meaning only if you don´t love your work; then it is meaningful, then it seems to substitute. You hate the work, you don´t like it, but you are doing it because there will be recognition; you will be appreciated, accepted.
Rather than thinking about recognition, reconsider about your work. Do you love it? then that is the end. If you do not love it, then change it!