Happy New Year, everyone! We hope that all the community had a pleasant holiday and festive season, along with the ones that mean the most to you. We’re finally in 2022, can you really believe it?
The New Year is always a great time to look back on everything in the previous 12 months, and what a wild ride it was! Together with our community of streamers, viewers, and supporters, 2021 was undoubtedly a year to remember, and it’s essential to take a moment to be proud of everything achieved and look to the new year with renewed hopes and dreams! We honestly can’t wait for what’s coming ahead in 2022!
Looking back at the year is the first step to properly planning your streaming life in the New Year. That’s why we at Streamloots today are releasing the 2021 Streamloots Rewind, where you can quickly review all significant milestones and achievements taking place during last year.
And did you know that you can see your rewind stats both as a Streamer and as a Viewer? We understand that no matter how you used Streamloots during 2021, you played a significant part in bringing joy and support to your community, creator, or viewers. These are the stats you’ll be able to know from the Streamloots Rewind:
As a Streamer
- Cards redeemed by your community
- Packs purchased by your community
- Number of followers opening your packs
- Your top supporters of the year
As a Viewer
- Number of cards redeemed
- Number of packs obtained
- How many streamers you’ve supported through Streamloots
- Top supported streamers
How to use your Streamloots Rewind 2021 to improve in 2022
But knowing the numbers is only half the story. That’s why in today’s blog post, we’re bringing you some additional tips on how to look at your 2021 Streamloots Reward and use it to plan your streaming in 2022. This way, you can look back at which initiatives worked better during the year, create a strategy for the months ahead and figure out some creative and fun initiatives that will keep your viewers coming back and supporting you, as well as growing the viewership with new audiences!
Setting timely goals and objectives
With the 2021 Streamloots Rewind as a streamer, you can get a clear update on how over 12 months, you were able to generate support from viewers while creating fun and exciting moments for the community. With this information, you can set some goals for the year ahead in the metrics that you consider the most relevant. And as an extra suggestion, don’t just set yearly goals: setting objectives for smaller time windows – like weeks, months, or quarters – can help a lot get a sense of progression and readjust along the way.
First of all, it’s essential to set the most crucial objective that you’re aiming for. For example, do you want to increase the number of chat interactions? Trying initiatives to impact the number of cards redeemed can be the proper focus, and here, you can try launching a new collection every month to keep it fresh with the community. Looking to boost the number of packs purchased? Consider running a test with a lower pack price and reassess one month later to know if it increased sales.
Plan and Create Special Events
If you’ve been following the Streamloots blog or our social channels, you’ll know how important special events are for our community! In fact, we at Streamloots always try our hardest to make sure any special celebration offers a unique experience to both streamers and viewers, with tons of initiatives like giveaways, specials collections, new features, and so on that can help creators bring new reasons to try something new in their channels.
As such, these special dates and events are some of the best times to grow your viewership and chat engagement. As the year starts, it’s a great idea to plan out a schedule of such events so you can have time to prepare beforehand with unique streams, new limited collections, happy hours, and many other ideas. Don’t limit yourself to dates like Halloween or Valentine’s Day: consider planning events for new game releases or anniversary dates!
Expand Your Social Media Presence
It’s no secret that having a steady presence in social channels is key to growing as a streamer and content creator. So as you go over your stats for last year, it’s essential to keep this in mind as well: what strategies of communication worked best to increase viewer support in 2021, and what new things can be tested and tried in the new year?
For the new year, try to expand the initiatives you do in promoting your channel and your Streamloots cards and collections through social media! For example, showcasing some of the best Streamloots moments in Tiktok can be fantastic to attract new viewers, promote special events in advance through Twitter or try out limited discounts on a temporary content platform like Instagram Stories.
Diversify the ways your Community can Support the Channel
One incredible realization that we’ve been seeing a lot of streamers go through with the Streamloots Rewind is acknowledging how much meaningful support they’d be missing out on if they were not using Streamloots and relying only on traditional income methods for streamers like Twitch subs.
For the new year, the Streamloots Rewind can help you figure out the best ways through which your community can support the channel in meaningful ways! Make a goal to try and help viewers understand why a Streamloots Subscription can be more meaningful and valuable than a Twitch sub, and set an objective of new Streamloots Subs through it! And don’t forget there are tons of other ways in which your community can help your channel grow in Streamloots with features like Streamloots Auctions and many others, including some we can’t disclose quite yet…👀
Take time to adapt as you go along
We all love it when a plan comes together…but sometimes it doesn’t, and that’s ok! Part of creating your 2022 streaming strategy includes taking some time to account for the unexpected and to always keep your health in the first place.
During each month, set aside a couple of days just to take a long at how things are going and if there’s something that you didn’t consider at first. What can you and the community do about it if it doesn’t? Try out new things, make changes as you go along, and most importantly: always remind yourself to have a great time while doing so. Checking back on your achievements is a substantial motivation boost, and the 2021 Rewind can be an excellent help for that.