Heating with wood isn't the same as with gas, oil or pellets.
I use an automatic airtight wood stove. If I burn it hot all the time there wouldn't be a problem, but I simmer it down overnight & that causes creosote build up.
I use all hardwood that has been cut, split & stored in my woodshed at least 2 years. I try to let it go down to coals over night most of the time.
I could go maybe 2 months before cleaning but never had a problem this way.
I have witnessed too many who either don't clean their chimney regularly or never clean it!