Twitch Stream Experiments – Why You’re Not Growing on Twitch
Step One in the Twitch Stream Experiments
Where to start? Finding a video to start with has been a challenge and I’m still not 100% confident with my choice but I have to start somewhere. I’ve selected this video as it’s one of the first ones I watched from Ashnichrist and it has 5 quick tips that give me a lot to work on.
Top 5 Reasons You Aren’t Growing on Twitch
Here are the top 5 reasons:
- Inconsistency – Setting a Schedule or being consistent
- Not interacting/entertaining with people
- Spamming over growing real relationships
- Streaming a saturated game
- Failing to express your value
A lot of this video is about growing real relationships and making friends, something that cannot be forced or faked, especially if you want to stream in the long term. I think I’m doing okay in this area, even though building real-life friendships isn’t something that comes naturally to me. However, it is something I plan on continuing to build on continuously throughout my streaming journey, so I’m not focusing on this today. Today my attention is being directed to the first reason for lack of stream growth, inconsistency.
Failing to Stream Consistently
Inconsistency is definitely one of my problems. I’m a freelancer, I work full time from home, but I’m able to set my own working hours, so long as the work is done on time and to a high standard, anything goes. Additionally, G has a job with a set routine with potential overtime each week and he streams too. Our Internet cannot handle both of us streaming at the same time, so we have to find times for us both to stream, and ensure we have some time together each week too. On top of that, I’m a mum. My daughter is 18 so it’s not like having little ones, but I still want to be there when I’m needed and have time together and ensure she’s okay before and after work and so on.
G is currently working lates, but this is due to switch to days in a few weeks. After he finishes work he’s going to want to stream, but then he’ll want to stream on his days off too. I want to stream 3 times per week for 2 to 3 hours a time – but finding a consistent schedule that works for us all is so difficult. I guess I like freedom, but if inconsistency is holding my streams back then it’s something I need to try to change.
My NEW Twitch Schedule
So here goes, after some discussions and lots of thought I’ve come up with a new schedule, starting on October 16, 2018. I’m nervous to commit but let’s just go for it.
- Tuesday – Streaming 2pm 5pm GMT
- Wednesday – Streaming 2pm – 5pm GMT
- Sunday – Streaming 5pm – 8pm GMT
I’ll be testing this schedule for 4 weeks and possibly making changes once I’ve seen how I can organise my life around the streams. I may push the Tuesday and Wednesday streams up an hour to coincide with UK school times, but we’ll see. This is a complete change for me as I’ve always streamed at night, I just hope some of my current audience will be able to make it.
I think in life I enjoy having no set schedule and I’m not confident in my ability to be a scheduled streamer, but if this schedule fails I will concentrate on at least being more consistent. Let’s see how we get on.
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