i think we do have to support each other. hell, it would be nice if i knew that more than two people read my website because they were interested in me, instead of looking for the british porn star who happens to share my first name. tangent, sorry.
i also think that personally, we have to promote ourselves. send press releases about yourself. people do it. find an angle about yourself and your creation that a newspaper could use and push it. i'm sure there are other ways as well. i think that the promotion of yourself as an artist and the work you create is a job almost separate from the creation... you know? it takes a lot of work to make a public name for yourself.