Monday, 19 December 2016
97. Twitch.Tv Guide concept
So this is a concept I came up with (I doubt I'm the first too obviously, but I digress..).
Would it be a valuable idea to post the intended content of a stream well ahead of time, like a TV guide?
Now, I don't mean a schedule (i already have one of those).
A schedule is like the name of the show;
The intended content would be like; in this episode of family guy X does Y.
So in context it would be like this:
Shows are at 8pm UK.
Tuesday - #TechnicalTuesday: An arts and crafts show, both digital and traditional.
Wednesday - #WifiWednesday: A show dedicated to games with online/ l.a.n multiplayer.
Thursday - #FreeForAllThursday: The time of the week where we get to play anything! This is where the vast majority of my full game play through's come from
Weekly Stream guide;
19/12/16 Stream Guide.
Tuesday - #TechnicalTuesday: We're continuing the Warhammer 40K Ork Warboss digital drawing from last weeks stream (check the VOD if you missed it!)
Wednesday - #WifiWednesday: One of my followers suggested we play 'Fist Full of Frags,' a small free to play source game on Steam (if you wanna join in, hit me up on discord)
Thursday - #FreeForAllThursday: We've had a couple of weeks off, so we're returning to our play through of Pokémon Uranium! Time to get revenge on the Hokagae!
It more informative, and the Twitch channel comments section is perfect for it.
It also is more helpful for folks who stumble upon your stream when you're offline; they know what you intend to stream, what kind of things are shown on this channel, and if it is worth their time popping back when you are online.
I imagine a lot of folks just look at channels they stumble on and glide right past.
The above could lead to more concurrent viewers on stream; people coming back for more because they know they'll be interested in it.. which fuels audience engagement, especially when playing games with your community.
I think it's a neat idea.
What do you think?
Do you think this idea is good or bad?
Do you think it's applicable to more than one platform (YouTube?)
Would a Weekly Show guide make you more likely to come and watch a stream?
If you have any thoughts or feedback let me know!
Until next time