Updated: Dec 2, 2020
What is Twitch?
Twitch is a streaming platform best known in the gaming community.
It's since evolved to include an array of streaming categories like: Music, Talk Shows & Podcasts, ASMR and so much more.
Streamers and Viewers alike can watch and subscribe to channels, interact and leave messages in the channel's chatroom, and best of all, Twitch users can connect and build an online community.
How'd I get started?
I joined Twitch in May of 2020 during our stay at home ordinance in Los Angeles and decided to stream all vinyl DJ sets. What happened after really developed as I started interacting and getting to know other Twitch users. I'd pop into different channels like folks Just Chatting, and also other DJ's doing their thing. The chatroom option is really appealing to me because it's been a lot of fun talking to other people who're logged in watching the same stream.
Streaming is a new concept for me. It requires the internet, a laptop or mobile device, and in my case, I use an audio interface to produce a solid sound for my viewers to enjoy, my turntables, DJ mixer, web cam and a microphone.
The rest is my vinyl records and me vibing with folks online.
I'm currently working on a stream schedule to include themed streams like, "Super Salsa y Mas" and "Flipside". Stay tuned for show announcements... follow me on Instagram @lindanuves
Any Advice to new Twitch users?
My advice to new streamers and/or Twitch users is to check out different channels. See how other streamers get down, take notes on what you see and ask questions on Google/Youtube or even in the chat. At least say "hello" in the chat. If you're shy leaving comments, no worries! As a streamer, I will say, I get really excited when people leave me comments to read. Even if it's just a hello. I enjoy interacting with folks and like when people light up my chatroom.
Leave me any questions you may have and I'll do my best to answer them in a follow-up blog post.