I agree with what @hubris explained--to an extent.
Catering to the wants of the larger audience/readers is good (and important, if you don't wanna be that starving artist), but expressing whatever needs to be expressed by yourself is even better, imo (otherwise, Picasso wouldn't put two eyes on one side of a face, no?).
There will be detractors, yes, there will be those who say that you're a pretentious hipster or a wanker or a dictator or a preacher or a lecturer; maybe not the last three because that would be awkward if you are a tenured lecturer or a seminary graduate or a head of a state.
But the art is how to be a solo wanker, first and the foremost, and then, one way or another, let (or get) the others to join in on the fun (i.e., circlejerk)--Gainax did that with End of Evangelion; Anno essentially saying fuck you to both executive meddling and the wants of their loyal viewers, but, eventually, gained huge success, what with all the shout-outs made to the show even as far to the shithole of 4chan and their angst-ridden a/. (though they finally lean more toward commercial success with the Rebuild series, which is all good)
It's a hit or miss affair; make it or break it and all that shit. But, again, that's some risk worth taken there.
That's what makes the crafting of an art a pursuit as challenging as it is fun.
That's why conviction in your craft plus the cunningness to create a cash cow out of it plus ???? equals PROFIT.
And, yes, I enjoy very much making this writing here because I can get it all out of my system and at the same time campaigning for votes on my poem--first and the foremost, however, getting it all out of my system.
A lot of great things make absolutely no sense, but manage to fill you with wonder anyway, like Jabberwocky, Bohemian Rhapsody and Life On Mars