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  • Writer's pictureMathieu Bayou

Dealing with the Struggle of 0 Viewers on Twitch

Updated: Apr 23, 2023


0 viewer anxiety

As a new streamer on Twitch, I remember the excitement I felt when I first started. I was eager to share my music, games and connect with others who shared my passions. However, as time went on and the red, ominous viewer count remained at 0, I realized that this was not going to be as easy as I thought. The lack of engagement and interaction was emotionally draining and it felt like I was just talking to myself.


I sought advice from online communities and fellow streamers, but the suggestions I received — such as finding the right content to stream, not focusing on the viewer count, and building a community on social media — were not practical solutions for me. I didn’t want to change the game I was streaming, and I was terrible at social media. No matter how hard I tried, the advice just didn’t seem to work for me.


It took me a good year of streaming to realise completely the key to overcoming this struggle. The first thing I learned was that streamers should stream for the right reasons. It took me some time to figure out my motivations, but once I did, I embraced them and found peace in my streaming time. I noticed that viewers responded positively to my newfound confidence and they started to stay longer, even following me.


The second thing I learned was the importance of having someone to interact with in the chat. Whether it was a friend or a co-animator, having someone there to chat with made all the difference. It added a level of excitement and energy to the stream that I couldn’t achieve on my own.


But what if you don’t have a friend or co-animator to chat with? That’s where I came up with the idea for Ailicia. Ailicia is an AI-powered conversational bot designed to interact with both streamers and viewers. She’s an artificial friend for those who are struggling with the loneliness of a 0 viewer count. Ailicia can chat with viewers, answer questions, and even play games with them. She’s still in the early stages, hence I am open to alpha testers who want to give her a try.


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When I created Ailicia, my goal was to help other streamers facing the same struggles I went through. I created a Discord community for those eager to try Ailicia.


To conclude, streaming on Twitch can be a challenging experience, especially when dealing with a 0 viewer count. However, by focusing on the right reasons for streaming and embracing your motivations, you can find peace in your streaming time and attract more viewers. For those without a friend or co-animator to chat with while streaming, Ailicia can be a solution. As an AI-powered conversational bot, she can help overcome the loneliness of streaming and increase engagement with your viewers.


Join the Discord community and become an alpha tester for Ailicia today. You will find peer support and a warm community of fellow streamers who are eager to help. With Ailicia by your side, you never know what the future holds for your streaming journey.

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