I agree. It’s challenging not to want to pledge patronage to others. I am currently a patron of six writers I read here on Medium!
You can go to creator sites, follow them and engage in whatever public our community posts they have going. Patreon is more like Facebook than Medium in the sense where you have to follow (be friends with) in order to participate.
I’m trying out lens right now. It’s Patreon’s new video story feature similar to Facebook and Instagram. The part I’m struggling with is, Why would I create something that’s only going to vanish in 24 hours? Like, what artist/ writer/ creator does that?
We live in an age where people are more enticed by visuals than words, I suppose.