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Discussion on: What I learned running a live programming Twitch stream from Linux

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Do you have any suggestions for any gadgets? All I do right now is keep chat and stream monitors open on my other screens so I can glance at them.

But I don't have to worry about interacting if there's no one watching 😂

Your current target sounds good. I find the practice of narrating what I'm thinking to be difficult but easier the more I do it. I still get a bit self-conscious when I see my viewer count pop up for a moment, then go back down. It's hard to say whether engaging my audience would help keep those who trickle in or if streaming about something with more appeal would encourage more viewers to join at once.