A community for small streamers
help on gaining a fellowship or audience very hard as a small streamer, a place were we can go to help each other and spread our channels
I don't think this will offer any real help to "small streamers."
You need to connect with likeminded people who are INTO YOUR TYPE OF CONTENT, not "looking to support other small streamers!!"
Focus on your own outreach and content, and doing what you do better and making friends in the community, instead of just expecting to be put on some streamer shelf on the front page and that being the magic bullet for you. Unless your content is exceptional, this isn't going to do anything for you at all.
Unpopular opinion, I don't see this working as much as people think.
Reason being is that the vast majority of people who request something like this on reddit, twitter and this page are streamers themselves. Every small streamer wants to grow their channel and are hyper focused on growing their channel, they are not gonna help out other small streamers grow their channels. They have their own channels to work on.
So at the end of the day, you have a whole section dedicated to small streamers trying to grow but the only people in said category are streamers, not viewers. The vast amount of viewers on twitch will not willing go to this category.
I would love to be wrong but I honestly believe putting yourself in a dedicated small stream category and using things like #smallstreamer is a hindrance to yourself.
ABSOLUTELY!!! I posted a similar idea, I can't believe it even has to be said it seems like common sense.
This is a banger idea! I just smile thinking of a small kid streaming in hopes of being a huge streamer get his first viewer!
I agree with this it could be a general category that has a bunch of small streamers playing a variety of games in order to help boost the discover-ability.
i think discoverability is one important thing for the small streamers like us to grow...
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I think it's a good idea because all the small creators want to grow and its kind hard to do it when other big streamers are streaming as well and it could help the little streamers grow and hopefully blow up
Esta idea me encanta, en mi opinión si se realiza una especie de "comunidad" para que la gente pueda conocer a nosotros los streamers pequeños, esto nos ayudaría a crecer. Al final son los espectadores quienes nos ayudan a crecer y ellos deciden si seguirnos para acompañarnos o no.
I think It Would Be A Good Idea Because I Stream Everyday For about 3 to 7 hours and i tend to get 2 Viewers Usually And I think this might help me grow
I agree with this. I notice even on 5+ hour streams, I'm lucky to break into more than 10 live views and these are only from people that already follow me or are searching for "music production" streams exclusively.
There seems to be a lack of discoverability on the platform. For music and performance category, the viewer population is dominated by organized 24/hr DJ performances, which frankly takes the emphasis away from more intimate, sustainable audience building.
Twitch needs to do a better job of facilitating sustainable growth for new channels that post consistent broadcast numbers, regardless of current obscurity. We shouldn't be punished for being late to the party. Also, it's my belief that there is certainly a time and place for large, casual audiences to cluster in 24/hr DJ sets, but given the current state of DMCA takedowns, promoting only channels where content creators are sampling other artist's music habitually (which is prevalent to DJ music) is also questionable in terms of legal sustainability. I just think Twitch needs to do a better job of investing in the future of Music and Performance category streamers that are trying to build their own audience, and not trying to service the masses with cookie cutter broadcasts during Covid-19. If Twitch only cares about those channels than post-Corona, Music and Performance will be right back to <5 to 8k viewership daily, which was how it was for years.
I think it is a good idea because it would help both twitch making a better community and the streamers themselves, go follow me on twitch: edoquelloreale I stream everyday!
yeah i think we need to make a traction for small streamers such as discord and build it up and balance off each other
I think this is a good idea especially for like channels that play games like fortnite, Overwatch, or Warzone, which are harder to gain traction for small streamers. I myself am a small streamer and I want to support my other small streamers as much as I can.
I'm going to start using a small stream tag when I'm online. I don;t know if there is one already but I feel it is appropriate and needed.
Let's make this tastier to Twitch.
There are outlets in the world to help do this, but its other humans using platforms other than Twitch to help. If Twitch were to give newer/less followed streamers and creators a way to link up via Twitch (like for similar game categories, I play Destiny and Pokemon TCG. Both are hard to break into and/or don't get a lot of followers immediately). I feel awkward just thinking about waltzing into somebody's chat while they are playing to promote myself and try to play with them to grow myself as well. Just greasy feeling.
So if Twitch gave somebody like me, say a badge or an offline forum that allows me to connect with others in my situation that would be Twitch-centric and keep me on the platform more. Maybe I try just hosting others, but I haven't found an easy way to integrate my Playstation to twitch without the use of a capture card, so currently using 2 mediums makes it somewhat hard for me as well.
This is a great idea, especially a group or tag for other small/new streams to raid or stream together.
Build a new community to learn from other small streamers and give/get tips from them or their viewers etc.
i agree, because just like me im only using poor quality laptop just to stream and i only just watching while streaming i know that few of community dont watch some but i'll try and we'll try to build a better channel
yeah i agree 100% on this, hard to grow as a small streamer especially if you dont seem to get more than 1 or 2 watchers. kinda sucks tbh. there should be a community tab where small streamers can squad stream together to help their channels grow.