Chris Hannah

Streaming on Twitch

I’ve been streaming on Twitch a bit today, while I’ve been playing a new character on World of Warcraft.

In no way shape or form do I intend to become a big gaming streamer, but I do find it an interesting challenge to see what could happen if I streamed relatively often.

This idea mainly came from the achievements section on the Twitch creator dashboard:

I found this by accident, and when I saw it, I just thought how incredible this is for new streamers. I know first hand from blogging, that sometimes you can be wondering where to start, what to focus on, and also being able to see your progress. But with this resource, you can track your goals and you get an idea of what you should be aiming for next.

Where it won’t really work for myself, is that when I stream, I stream a game (usually World of Warcraft), I don’t have any camera, I don’t talk through the mic, and I don’t adapt my gameplay for the stream.

However, seeing as I have fun playing World of Warcraft (right now I’m actually playing a new character), I guess I may as well stream it, and see where it goes.

I don’t see myself ever being someone who has a regular schedule, or to ever play a game to simply stream. But I do think I will start streaming, and probably chatting, when I play World of Warcraft from now on. Especially when I know I’ll be playing for a decent amount of time.

So if that sounds interesting, then feel free to come over to my Twitch channel. And if you want to chat, just say Hi in the Twitch chat!

For reference, here is a stream from earlier today when I was starting a new character: