Feature Focus: Routines
Learn all you need to know about Routines in the world of StreamRoutine
As a Twitch streamer there are many routines you follow before, after, and when planning your streams.
There are many ways to approach a Routine that work well for different people. For example, some people love to get very detailed in their Routines and use it as a way to remember things like prepping your overlays for an upcoming stream, setting up custom commands, or setting up their audio plugins in OBS. Other people like to use Routines as more of a place to reflect on what they've done or what they're doing.
Regardless of how you use Routines- the point is the same. If you have a workflow to follow, you'll be more efficient with your time, you will be able to remember everything you need to do, and you will naturally come up with improvements to your workflow and the thought that you put into your content.
Here are some example Routine titles to get you in the right headspace:
- Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, and Yearly check-in
- Discord Community Events
- Holiday Streams
- Preparing for an IRL Collab Stream on Your Channel (2+ weeks notice)
- Subathon Prep
- Streamaversary Prep
StreamRoutine (and HannahRebekahMusic specifically) has spent many hours coming up with useful Routines, using them, and making them available as templates on the site. You can get started with these and customize them to your own needs and preferences.
Let's take a look at one of my weekly Routines and how it is setup.
Let me break this down a bit.
On the left, we have our Task Tree. This is typically a checklist of things you need to do in roughly the order that they should be done. You can move these around and create sub-tasks on the Edit Routine tab.
On the right we have our Journal Prompts. In some Routines these are more reflective, prompting you to answer questions like "How did you feel this week?", in other Routines the prompts might be used for more straight-forward purposes, such as reminders for yourself or a quick quote you wanted to jot down.
Alongside that, we have several widgets available, with more being added all the time:
As an example, here is a Message Template. Some streamers like to send a quick wrap up to Discord after their stream, having a message template like this will not only remind you to do that, but will also give you a starting point. The message template widget also ties in our StreamAdvisor widget to automatically re-write 3 versions of the template on the fly for you, that way the message you're posting has some variation each time.
There are more best practices for Routines, widgets to explore, and templates to review, but this intro will wrap up this one!