Being trendy is something that is rewarding for both the devs and the project.
Often, you need to exchange with people, iterate until your product is perfect to be trendy.
But do you really need to do Thousands commits to be trendy ?
You can see how the top 3 trendy github of today behave on gitframed !
Go to https://gitframed.com/trending-github-repositories-02-08-2021/ to see them all !
Do you still think that more commit == more success ? ;)