So I didn’t really learn anything from my 72 hour live stream because it was the Overwatch logo from the login screen for about 70 hours of it. I was trying to test my laptop and my internet connection for streaming and learned that both are garbage, lol. I guess secondary take away is that not everyone wants to see nonsense from a live stream *shrug* although I thought it was funny most people didn’t stay for more than a few seconds to leave a comment like “when are you going to play” or “hello”.
If you are looking for live streaming tips tho, here’s some things I have actually learned from other “professional” streamers I have talked to.
Get a face cam
Get your voice on stream
Interact with people watching your stream
Get your friends to watch your stream (when you start out)
Stream like you are putting on a show (even if no one is there)
Choose a stream format (video games, asmr, just chatting, IRL, or something else)
Choose your stream type (are you a variety streamer or do you always do the same thing)
Be entertaining (even if it means making up a streaming persona)
Get yourself out there (interact and find other streamers your size and slightly bigger this will get you friends and start your community building (networking))
Get on social media (a lot of streamers post to twitter but branch out to as many sites as possible to get your stream out there).
*bonus* wherever you stream from start a YouTube channel to post (well edited) clips from your stream.
Got more tips to add, comment below.
Will I do another nonsense stream again… Yes. I have another one planned for this week I am going to try using an external camera.