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Thanks you messages

Thanks you messages

wheresderek

So I'd just send thank you's to people who actively interact with you. Someone who follows or chats and hangs out. I wouldn't worry about the lurkers unless they speak out. Sometimes lurkers want to just stay to themselves. You could keep a list nearby of who you've been chatting with and just jot down their names so you can remember to write a thank you note later on.


RonniDeee

I second this. It's a big unspoken rule of Twitch to never call out lurkers.


foreverthinking7

That might be where I go if I ever get to a point that doing thank yous to all viewer become difficult to manage. I just feel like it would go a decent way to thank even lurkers in the beginning. They might not reply or expect gratitude, but receiving gratitude for even lurking could be the difference from them moving on in a later date.


bluebalztraveler

There’s another post specifically about trying to engage with lurkers and the consensus over there seems to point towards leaving them alone. They’re lurking for a reason. If they wanted to interact with you they would and reaching out unannounced would definitely drive them away. Look for the convo if you want, just trying to share the thoughts of others from over there.


foreverthinking7

I'll think on this. I definitely encourage lurking. I have a timer that calls up common commands like !lurk. And when someone does lurk i thank them for sticking around and supporting me. I have so far received nothing but a positive reaction from how I've handled it so far during my streams. This is actually the first time I've heard to leave lurkers alone. As I've been mostly exposed to streamers who tha KS lurkers for their support.


bluebalztraveler

Yeah, according to a lot of the posters in that thread it’s a good way to ensure that they’re leaving and never coming back. Basically every single reply is “if someone calls me out I’m gone”


Hingsing

I’m curious about this too


foreverthinking7

I really want to engage my viewers on a whole new level and this just feels right to me. Call me old fashioned but I'm used to receiving and sending "Thank you" letters after major evens like Weddings, Reunions, Charity events etc.


Comfortable_Zebra123

and do you really think people are waiting on something like this? a copy/paste message to thank them for stopping by a stream?


foreverthinking7

Probably not, but thats not the point. And I don't plan on copying and pasting. At least not for the near future. Just because people don't expect a thank you or any gratitude doesn't mean you don't do it. If someone helped me with something, I'm going to thanks them, regardless if they expect gratitude or not.


Hingsing

I agree, as a small steamer especially it helps to attempt connect with audience like this. Regardless if audience knows it’s a copy paste or a personal typed message, it is still a sentiment.


painsofthepaycheck

How did you get affiliate in a month! I’ve been doing it this length of time too and only on 13 followers lol


foreverthinking7

Grind out social media, Twitter, Tiktok, Instagram are my sources. I'll post stream highlights as often as I can. Twitter and Tiktok are my most successful avenues. I don't have many followers on either "30 on Twitter and maybe 100 on tiktok" but also just started growing them when I started streaming. With tiktok you gotta post often. The algorithm for it is tricky cause you can post the same video multiple times and get completely different results for each. I've also received some support from other streamers that gave me tips and would raid me. I'm still handling the onboarding for affiliate though waiting on the tax document review.


painsofthepaycheck

That’s really helpful, thank you for taking the time to reply ☺️


the_gamera_obscura

Take this, being just the opinion of one person (me), with a grain of salt...but if I stopped by a channel and lurked for little bit and then later got a whisper or something from the streamer thanking me for stopping by, I'd be a little creeped out and would not be likely to return. To me, it just seems desperate and clingy. I understand the intent behind the gesture and it's a nice thought, but the viewers who want to come back and support you don't necessarily need any prodding. To answer your general question: you can enable loyalty points through chatbot or something and that will give you a good idea of who was in your stream for at least a few minutes. Just remember to reset the points to 0 for everyone after every stream.


foreverthinking7

Yeah, I can get that. I had 2 businesses that I owned before the pandemic, both went under and I had to close for good because of the restrictions. But one thing I did as a business owner is to thank customers for their business. I know streaming isn't the same, but for those who are trying to make this a full time thing it might as well be a business. Personally I appreciate when a streamer thanks me for lurking. To me it at least gives off the impression that I'm not just another number. But thats me. And so far, with an average of 20 to 30 people in the last couple streams I've received nothing but gratitude from lurkers when I thank them for stopping by.


the_gamera_obscura

There are probably people out there that will appreciate it, but consider those who may have been around long enough for you to notice but didn't enjoy your content. They'd likely be rather annoyed to get some kind of "thank you" for stopping by. Also, if I actually enjoyed someone's content but had to put up with getting a message every time I showed up to their streams, I'd stop showing up. It's basically just spam at that point. Again, this is solely my perspective. You do you.


foreverthinking7

I've been considering on mainly just thanking those who are active in chat. But not sure. Old fashioned me says do it anyways, its common curiosity etc.


merrymolly16

I use discord for this and @ the people I saw in chat and “anyone else who was dropping a lurk” 🤷‍♀️


foreverthinking7

Discord is being built. I've had one for a while but just haven't used it outside of my friend circle. I'm working to open it up right now actually. However with discord it assumes people will join. Which does go towards the idea of whether people plan on returning. This method im considering is for those who were listening in or watching on the side that were either working or doing school work etc that might have enjoyed the content but wasn't in a position to drop a follow or join the discord for whichever reason. There's been a few times I watched a stream and forgot to drop a follow and had a difficult time finding them again. Only to find them a few weeks later. I do my best to support streamers as much as I can. So a thank you message for me helps me find them again in those events. Rare as they may be. I'm also just kinda old fashioned and prefer to give thanks to anyone to decides to spend their time on my channel.


merrymolly16

Well other then looking at your chat list and pming them individually... I mean it’s a nice gesture but it will be come very time consuming the more people join. I used to dm a thank you every person who followed my Instagram but eventually I gave up- couldn’t keep up.


foreverthinking7

Yeah, its something Inat least want to do for now. If anything as I grow I can give thanks on my discord and Socials. It may lose the personal aspect but there's not much of a better solution to it. Especially if there is ever 100+ viewers every stream.