Okay, apologies. I’ve been doing some intense thinking and research about Patreon and understand that they have achieved a huge amount of what is probably an infinite to do list.
I’m rebooting my whole approach to Patreon. I totally get the membership thing now and I’m going forward in that spirit and mode.
Apologies for what I said about the Category Boxes but, as I see it, there really does need to be a way to index posts on Patreon. Otherwise, it is an incredible platform and pretty well has most things right so far.
At the moment, I have created one category for each box and added a block of colour to the only post which is tagged in that category. That means my five boxes are blank colours (though they are still overlaid with the grey fog) with white text - which is the name of the category that points to the single post.
Open that page and it is a list of links to posts that relate to different subjects that are of interest to my Patreons.
On clicking the link, of course, it only takes you to the half-opened post, so it is a two-step process. Not perfect - it feels like going back to web 1.0 html UI workarounds!
Text links in the margin, that link to opened posts, would be a simple solution. Even better if they could be nested or placed under index headings. I’ve attached an image to explain.
Images for the headings would be a dream come true!
I can’t be the only creator whose posts build into different streams of thought or even courses of tuition that need curating, organising and given simple access to? All the best.
***This is an edited addition. I found the image below on my “Build your page” page which exemplifies exactly what would be so great, if we could have something like this in our right-hand margins to lead patrons straight to the best, most-requested or featured content