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.