I’ve previously talked on my blog about lessons I’ve learned through streaming that I’d learned through trial and error. (Psst… here and here!) One thing I didn’t talk about there, however, was how valuable a tool a streamer’s chatbot can be when used well. When I visit someone’s channel, I like to watch not just the streamer, but their chat. More often than not, I see a bot just quietly pinging away about “please support the stream” and “join my Discord” at regular intervals. That’s an underutilized tool. Let me give you a couple ideas on how you can vary your chatbot commands to increase its utility within your community.[Read more…]
A few months ago, I made a post about three things I’ve learned streaming on Twitch. I read a lot of streaming tips and spend a lot of time working on my Twitch channel, so I take note when I realize something I never was warned about in all my “recommended reads” (thanks Google algorithms). So here I am, once again, throwing three more things I’ve learned while streaming at you in the hopes the information will help others.
The streaming community is filled with advice for getting started as a streamer. I read my fair share when I decided I was going to seriously pursue streaming, successfully implementing some of the tips and learning some were best left alone. (Looking at you, streamer hashtags on Twitter!)
While the “getting started” advice pool is flooded, there are a few things I learned while streaming that I wish I’d been told earlier on. For your amusement and to hopefully help you as well, here are three things I learned the hard way while streaming on Twitch.[Read more…]