You’re not alone if you’ve ever had the momentary (or not so brief) thought that you’d spend the rest of your life with a single-digit viewership. The truth is that there are a lot of individuals that agree with you.
This is why Twitch communities exist: to assist new or smaller streamers like you in forming a network and thriving.
On Twitch, there are no longer any communities.
In September of last year, Twitch’s Communities initiative was shut down. Tags, which are labels that you can add to your stream to “categorise” it, have taken its place. Communities were a terrific method for newer broadcasters to connect and network, therefore it’s a shame Twitch got rid of them.
Twitch tags can still be used for networking nowadays. This can be accomplished by conducting a search for words that are meaningful to you, then viewing live channels and participating in streamer discussions. To be sure, it’s not the most straightforward approach. Given that not all streams will be appropriately categorised, finding like-minded streamers with whom to communicate may be difficult. Furthermore, there is a finite number of tags available. So, even if you meant to name your stream something, you’re out of luck if the label doesn’t exist.
So, where do you start looking for people?
Twitch networking is a difficult undertaking in and of itself. It’s even more difficult now that Twitch has removed the Communities function. Is there a way to get around this? Join some of the best Twitch communities for new Twitch streams.
There are communities on Facebook, Discord, Reddit, and even YouTube (although this is more of a resource than anything). Let’s take a look at a few of the top organisations you may join.
Communities on Discord for a New Streamer
You’ve most likely joined a few Discord servers by now. Maybe you’ve already got one for your own stream. Discord is unquestionably essential for both players and streamers. Many streamers utilise their servers to communicate with their audience, make announcements, and so forth.
If you’re a newer streamer, there are also several nice Discord servers to join. Consider the examples below.
A Community of Streamers on a Small Scale
Join the Small Streamer Community Discord server if you’re searching for a place to advertise yourself and interact with folks in your situation. The administrators do an excellent job of keeping the server in order. It’s generally organised by follower count and membership level, so it’s easy to identify others with streams that are similar in size to yours. You can also start accumulating enough EXP in this group to advertise yourself in their #live channel.
If you want to network, network, network, this is a great Discord server to join. OneBigTV was founded with the goal of connecting Twitch streamers who wish to expand their channels. With the exception of streamers, members of the community feel like they’re part of a big family. Here you may meet new people, collaborate, and talk about everything to do with streaming. It’s possible that you’ll find the answer to your question here.
Streaming Communities Subreddits
Reddit is more than simply a meme-sharing site. It’s also a great place to go for a variety of stuff, including streaming. You can learn more about gaming, streaming, and even Twitch itself by joining some of the subreddits. Some of the most well-known are listed here.
With only roughly 3,000 users, this subreddit is quite small. It is, nevertheless, still operating to some extent. Many people utilise this community to promote and discuss their streams, as well as ask and answer questions about Twitch streaming.
If you’ve been flying under the radar, this organisation, as its name implies, is a great location to start attracting more attention. You can use this subreddit to promote yourself, participate in weekly Stream Raids, and get channel recommendations. If you like, you can make your own channel recommendations. Despite its limited size, this subreddit is an excellent place to start.
It’s impossible to think of a new streamer community without mentioning the Twitch subreddit. This is one of the greatest websites for beginner Twitch streamers to learn how to broadcast on Twitch. Many questions have been raised and answered, and you now have full access to the data. You’ll find everything you need here, whether it’s technical assistance to get your broadcast up and running or comments and criticism on your stream. This isn’t the place to brag about yourself, though.
Facebook Groups for Streamers
Of course, where else but Facebook can you find more little streamer communities? Despite the fact that Twitch has its own gameplay and broadcasting platform, there are numerous Twitch-related groups to join. Consider the examples below.
The abbreviation for Twitch Streamers and Networking (TSAN) is Twitch Streamers and Networking.
This group’s name says it all: you can utilise it to network your way to channel growth. This group’s goal is to bring together Twitch streamers from all over the world who have similar Twitch interests. It began as a small, informal group and has now grown into a non-profit organisation dedicated to the support of both small and large streams.
F4F Streaming’s World (Follow 4 Follow)
Following only for the sake of following isn’t the most effective strategy to expand your audience. Although hollow followers are meaningless, if you need a large number of followers quickly, this is a fantastic place to start (for example, to achieve affiliate status).
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With tens of thousands of members, this community is quite large. It’s a fantastic way to meet other streamers and locate individuals who share your interests. If that’s what you’re searching for, many of the posts here are also F4F. However, because there is so much more to do here, you may be able to meet others who have similar interests to yours.
Find out who makes up your tribe.
You can expand your network and stream in a number of ways. By hosting and raiding others, hanging out in other people’s channels, and posting your Twitch link in-game, you can increase the number of people who visit your channel.
If you truly want to progress, you must, however, devote the necessary time. If you identify your tribe and develop meaningful interactions, you’ll quickly build your own small community.