No worries and no pressure. Being open about vulnerabilities has value, to show how similar all our experiences really are at the core, but it’s also a level of exposure that may not be right for someone like you who has a natural predilection to privacy about her work. Everybody’s got different processes, and all that really matter at the end are the results they yield.
However, I’d argue popularity is actually an objective metric, in that it’s easily quantifiable and not necessarily up for debate. I can run the numbers and tell you with absolute certainty that, say, Trees Don’t Tell is less popular than War for Magincia. But what I cannot say is that War is more successful. Because only one person in the world can define what success means for their story, and that’s the person who wrote it. If it set out to do what you wanted it to do, even if all you wanted was for it to exist at all, it’s a success. Anyone who claims otherwise can go screw, because they’re straight-up incorrect.