It's "engage with the chat" problem
Hi! When i stream, my chat is always quiet and I don't like to talk to a wall when no one, who is watching, don't respond back to me. my chat is always quiet and I'm not a talker myself. I'm introverted and I don't want to look like I'm crazy and talking to myself when no one is answering back. :(
I like to talk to someone who answer back in the chat - and I have said that too while I'm streaming. "I'm not a talker myself and I would like someone to talk to who responds back. It's like I always get the quiet viewers who don't like to chat, just a few 1 person and then they are gone cuz I'm quiet. this is so frustrating :( I have talked with some streamers and they said to me "engage with the chat, and talk like someone isn't there and imagine you're talking to 100's of ppl" but I don't want to look like crazy and talk to a wall who doesn't respond back. :( I do ask questions like "how're you" and "do you have any plans for today?" if i see when someone is watching my stream but they don't answer back to me, they just disappearing. :( it's so sad. How should I "engage with the chat" when they don't answer me back even and they're just quiet all the time and just watching? And I don't like to talk to a wall all the time and making me look crazy when no one is answering me back. :(
Thanks for reaching out about this.
We do have some resources available to look through when it comes to community engagement. I would recommend starting here: https://www.twitch.tv/creatorcamp/en/connect-and-engage/getting-to-know-your-audience/
Creator Camp is pretty neat in general and I would recommend looking through the entirety of the Building your Community category for more info on this as well.
Best of luck with your stream!