Well, just wrapped up month 4 of streaming. here are the numbers to show successes month over month. I do still enjoy it. I do however find myself tiring over the drama of Minecraft. I still find the game intriguing. I enjoy all aspects of the game and how each day I find new cool things to do in it. The prospect of learning to automate things within the game is very interesting to me. I have found that having a good stable group of folks to play with makes it less stressful. Yes, I said it stressful. On some days it almost feels like I am babysitting when new folks jump in the game and I have to monitor that they do not screw with the long time residents of Dartopia. Ha. Yes, the woes of ruling a Minecraft world.
I had to take a week off from streaming to work with our business. I believe that hurt my growth. Goes to prove you can’t grow followers by not streaming. I know, right Captain Obvious? here are my numbers. I post these because I can’t seem to find anywhere to compare so thought I would put mine out there for comparison.
What does this summer mean to me? The addition of guest stars Ice Tea and Otter Pops to my streams.
Reviewing my last post on streaming, I noticed that was right about a month ago. Thought I would do a monthly update. I am at 256 hours streaming. Summer is a busy time for us so I think I kicked back my hours some. I also decided to try to cut back one day of not streaming. I don’t think this affected my follows. I almost doubled my followers from 22 to 44…trying to inch my way to 50. I think the reduction of streaming hours has affected my total views, however. My views jumped from just over 500 views to 768. I started playing Minecraft and streaming it. Seemed it was getting harder to find matches in BF4 and COD. Cant wait until the next game. If anyone has something they would like to see me stream, let me know.
In the interest to keep things consistent, here are a few notes of things I may have learned from my post.
Make games invite only – Had a grief-er in Minecraft that tore shit up. He was a friend of a friend.
Lock parties to invite only
I have my stream marked adult do to language and alcohol
I limit squeakers to party chat. I am starting a rule that party chat is limited to adults as best as possible. If I do let them join, I make sure it is ok with others in the party.
I learned that squeaker is a young’n
Some nights you get no views, some night you only average about 5-7, some nights you can have up to 10-15. There is no consistency when first starting out. More often than none, you still have no one to talk to.
Not having the best equipment to stream and make it appear more professional
What games to play. There is a lull in good XBONE games right now.
Balance between Family, Job, Business and streaming. Remember gaming and streaming are my hobby.
Well, that is about it for now. Looking forward to my Month 3 update.
Well, I have been streaming for bout a month now. My personal attitude has changed since our first post. I have clocked over 160 hours of streaming and acquired over 500 views and 22 followers. I do not know if this is an average start but I am excited about it all. Our initial post pointed out a lot about personality. I have come to realize that we all have personality. You just have to radiate yours out to your audience. As I said before, talking is probably the biggest part of it. When you see a viewer on your channel, make them feel welcome. It took a couple weeks before I got anyone to type in my chat. I was pretty stoked. Finally, someone else to talk to but myself. I have met quite a few interesting folks. I have folks that come back regularly. I have met other streamers. It really is about creating a community. I do believe folks want to be part of something.