You gotta strike a balance between your own vision, and taking into consideration that you're communicating something to the audience and therefore have to find a way to translate it into something people will generally understand. This is called conveyance.
So really, you have to decide upfront who you want to convey to. The broadest possible demographic? use shorthands and known storytelling conventions to get to the point without alienating people, though potentially risking your vision being lost. A niche audience? adhere closer to a specific vision but still keep basic storytelling techniques intact so as not to alienate that audience. Arthouse audience? closer to your vision but becomes impenetrable to most, making your message a lot less viewable to most and as such a lot less people are going to be able to even see your art. Making it just for yourself? That's called a vanity project and at that point why are you even uploading publicly instead of keeping it to yourself? At that point if you're not willing to compromise for the sake of communication, you're actively wasting peoples' time, like a child that wont bother learning how to articulate themselves and ends up screaming and grunting at the other kids.
Art is all about translating the abstract into the articulate and material. If you can't do that, you're simply not an artist.