I was thinking of an addition/alternative to the Follow function. Being able to support people but not have their uploads show up in your feed? An in-app Friends function maybe. Could get notified of their activity (such as likes/rebytes/uploads. WHAT COULD GO WRONG
These friends lists could also be public. People viewing your profile could see this list and check them out also, consider it an “associated acts”
This is also a way to better tailor the content in your feed. I mean it’s totally possible to like a person, wish them the best and want to support them but not actually ENJOY their content. Could just be a difference of taste.
Like that one friend who has been in a hardcore/punk band that you refuse to go see live