Thank you for responding.
So in summary. The amount community creators get promoted on the site/app will not change, but also we will now possibly get some promotion on the Tapastry social media channels. But the Tapastry channels will just be aimed at a creator audience? There will not be separate Tapastry accounts for community announcements aimed at creators and to advertise community comics and novels to Tapas readers looking for recommendations from Tapas' diverse and vibrant selection of free-to-read comics?
While it's a relief that the site promotion will not change, I should clarify that wasn't really my concern. As I said, some promotion is definitely better than no promotion at all, but it does limit the effectiveness for promotion of the community creators if our works are only being promoted to other creators, for the aforementioned reason that we only make up a tiny 2% slice of the total Tapas audience.
If there's a special social media run by Tapas to boost community works, but it's only followed by creators, so only retweeting my work to people who I mostly already know from the forums and who already know about my comic and either follow it or have long since decided it's not their jam, it can't help me grow my audience. If I was creating comics just to make friends and learn things, that'd be just fine, I'm sure it'll be great for some of the smallest creators to feel supported and I'm really happy to see something for them.
However, for those of us stuck in the "donut hole", over 250 but below ten thousand subs, trying to use Tapas as a professional platform to host our content, maybe even climb to 2k and pitch to Premium have different needs. The thing we really, really need is some mechanism to be seen by Tapas readers, not just other creators.
Practically everyone I've talked to in that subscriber bracket has seen a loss in subscriber growth over the last 6 months particularly. We feel dead in the water. Our comics and novels are too big for the forums or places where we get promoted to other creators to help us, because we already have about as many as we're going to get from the creators who are active in the community, but the likes generated by our audiences aren't big enough for us to get into those top couple of rows of Popular in our genres, never mind the front page. I guess you could say that it's not that Tapastry's current form is bad, it's just not helping with my current biggest problem on the platform and I feel a little disappointed after there was a big hulabaloo about the launch and how it's this new thing to help community creators like me and then it's just a place to maybe get my stuff retweeted to the same people who have seen it on the forums already a hundred times.
If there is currently not a plan to have some kind of social media dedicated to uplifting Tapas' Free to Read creators (Like say a "Tapas community showcase!" account), then I would like to suggest it as something that would really make a massive positive change for a lot of Community creators.