I don't have money, so could you make a thing where I just like send you a smile and tell you you're doing great. Cause that would be great. Almost like a pat on the back.
Yeah that would be great. The internet always needs some more positivity.
I'm with you. We just launched Likes and Comments for posts, which I hope sort of achieve this - https://building.buymeacoffee.com/changelog/introducing-likes-and-threaded-replies-for-posts-and-other-improvements
We're also going to introduce a 'Follow' feature so that you can follow the creator and maybe one day buy them a cuppa.
@Jijo Sunny (founder): Likes are great, but those are only given to posts. It would be nice to give a "like" to a creator (ie. sending a smile, sending hugs, patting the back, etc. plus a short note)
Although a follow feature is great, it sounds too impersonal given how it's a common social media feature. But these "virtual affectionate acts" sounds more intimate.
@Lizonka | Beta Reader for Hire:
I think you're right about the follow feature. It does sound impersonal and all too common. FYI we A/B tested the feature for a while, and found out that it had an inverse effect on people paying.
Maybe we should treat "buying a coffee/becoming a supporter' as the 'follow' feature. Simplifying things to 'Members' and 'Supporters' might make things easier for the audience too. After all, they have all the other platforms to 'follow' a creator, BMC could be a place just for the superfans. What do you think?
@Jijo Sunny (founder): Agree with you on this. Give people a simple out like a "like" and they'll take it as opposed to considering buying a coffee. I think a coffee should be the base price, nothing less.