Folders and gallery views are a great way to present content itself. Look at sites like youtube, thumbnails and grid views showing a lot of content that is easy to see everything.
Some way to exclude or sort content would be nice too since I’d just like to be able to put a spot to show everyone “this is what you want to see.”
Maybe even making it so image posts can be scrolled through in a full screen view. Like if you make a google photo gallery and dump a bunch of images into it, you can just scroll through them all without returning to the thumb view.
I think it’s a bit weird that Patreon has been focusing entirely on the wrong part of getting people to sign up for my campaigns. Shoving membership options at them and making these things more prominent, I don’t think it’s hard to sign up for my campaign, the hard part right now is showing them examples of what I offer.
Once I have them on my page, I have their interest already, what I need at that point is a way to give them example of what they’ll be getting. I wish there was a way to do that without breaking the adult content filter rules. Maybe a way for us to make example posts, with a sub-section on our pages where we actually show examples of the content they’d be getting from those tiers in the form of example content posts (that would could specifically design to have sfw images in the example posts). Or partial public posts, where the entirely of the post is free, but the public post might have a censored or blurred image, or slightly different content for someone who hasn’t pledged.
I think those are useful for sfw creators to that don’t make a lot of their private content public too.
Because Patreon itself doesn’t push creators or help advertise, once they are on our pages they are already considering becoming members, what we need at that point is a way to show them (through teasers or examples), what they are missing.
Seeing 10 posts that have 0 information on them but blurred images and cropped text that makes no sense doesn’t help a lot. If you had some sort of gallery for videos and images, they could click “gallery” and see a list of public and private images and they could visually see what they are missing.
“Oh this creators gallery has 600 images that I’d be able to look through if I pledged” or tons of comic pages, or dozens of videos. Similarly, people at lower tiers would see content they don’t YET have access to and want to raise their pledges to see it.
You have the right idea on what I think we’d like to show off our content, I just think Patreon has been focusing on the wrong reasoning for us wanting features.