Top 10 Tuesdays: My Favourite Youtubers and Streamers

Usually there’s a specific list of what Top 10 I’m supposed to be talking about today. For most of the other blogs you’ll see doing the Top 10 Tuesday, they’ll be talking about their favourite tropes in books.

If you are interested in doing a Top 10 Tuesday in the future please feel free to check it out. Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.

I wrote a post similar to this a few Top 10 Tuesdays ago, so I didn’t really want to explore that again just yet. I figured instead that I’d tell you some of my favourite Youtubers or Twitch streamers so you can know what kind of stuff I watch.

Surprisingly, none of these people are “booktubers” because I haven’t found one that I enjoy watching. Most of them are a bit too boring or don’t cover the books I like, but that’s just me.

So without further ado, here is my list.

The YogsCast

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH-_hzb2ILSCo9ftVSnrCIQ

There’s a whole network of YogsCast members, and I love their group dynamic. You can often find the main channel playing GTA or Trouble in Terrorist Town, all the while giving you some good entertainment and a few laughs along the way.

TheMadCat

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG7RkUBdinVa1YjWSJcucog

If you like the YogsCast, I suggest looking up MadCat. Often creating compilation videos, you’ll probably end up laughing too much that your sides will start hurting.

Tickiwaw

https://www.twitch.tv/tickiwaw

The first of two Twitch channels I try to catch on a regular basis, Tickiwaw streams mainly art, but some video games now and then. He loves interacting with his viewers, and I’ve never found a more welcoming Twitch audience either.

Crash Course

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX6b17PVsYBQ0ip5gyeme-Q

Educational and funny. This is a necessary channel to follow if you like history or thinking about different issues in the current world. I definitely recommend their European and World History videos.

Cinema Sins

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYUQQgogVeQY8cMQamhHJcg

Hilarious movie critiques. What more do I need to say? Definitely worth the watch if you like movie critiques of current and older movies.

Rant Cafe Anime Podcast

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-HAwls_ET6oUtRQSdZHOYQ

A group of guys discussing all things anime. It’s both insightful and funny, and helps me fill the holes in my anime watching that I just don’t have the time to do. These guys are on YouTube and Twitch, but I don’t catch them often on Twitch.

Tekking101

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRdyjE3lE7dtCOxU4rTsXVA

Another anime man, and often featured on the Rant Cafe channel, Tekking is literally a walking One Piece Encyclopedia. He could tell you almost anything you ever needed to know about it, and since I am such a big fan of One Piece, his channel is a must for me.

CatVideos

https://www.twitch.tv/catvideos

The second and final Twitch channel on the list. Cat is also an art streamer and is very talented. She has a smaller following, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t a terrific painter. Check out her channel for a good laugh and some weirdly deep conversations for an art stream.

Super Beard Bros

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl84oPPKuECe1PbIwDSN1Cg

Three guys, all with beards, playing games. They seem like the best of friends and they are absolutely hilarious. They don’t often play mainstream games, but if you’re in the mood for a more classic game, these guys are where you should go.

Sidemen

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDogdKl7t7NHzQ95aEwkdMw

A bunch of UK YouTubers and celebrities joined together to make a channel together. Usually they throw off the “dudes being bros” vibe, but they’re often pretty funny and ridiculous.

My Goals for 2019

I know about a month and a half ago I had set some reading goals for myself for the year. I still plan on sticking with them, but I completely forgot about what goals I had for the blog and my social media channels.

I’m a relatively new blog, so some of these goals don’t seem like much to other people, but I figured I would set a decent milestone for myself and use it as a good foundation going forward.

Blog

I started this blog in September 2018 for a school assignment and really enjopyed doing it, so I decided to start doing it more full-time. I haven’t made any money from it yet, but I hope to in the future. I’m currently sitting at 32 followers on my blog, and I want to hit 100 by the end of the year. I don’t think this is a lofty goal at all, honestly it’s probably the easiest one to hit. My average is about 1-2 followers a week, but I think with some of the ideas you’ll hear about later in this post, I can definitely bump it up and hit 100 by 2020.

Goal: 100 followers

Current: 32

 

TWITTER

So currently Twitter is the platform I use the most to promote the blog. The writing and book blogging community seems pretty active and robust, so I’d really love to get involved more and start to grow. I’m sitting at 39 Followers at the moment of writing this, and I really want to hit 250 by the end of the year. I think this might be my hardest goal to hit, but I think it is possible.

Goal: 250 followers

Current: 39

 

INSTAGRAM

Not sure if any of you know this, but yes I do use Instagram. It’s not my biggest platform, I only use it to post a picture once a week and try to engage with some different audiences. I’m far from a great photographer so that’s my biggest weakness for Instagram, but I’d still like to start growing on there and getting some more engagement with my audiences. I’m hoping to hit 100 followers on Instagram, and I am currently at 24. I think this will be an easier goal. I only started Instagram earlier this year, and jumped up to 24 followers pretty soon.

Goal: 100 followers

Current: 24

 

Book Club

I thought it might be a good idea to start a Facebook book club too. I thought it would be a great opportunity to engage with my audiences and discuss a book in a more laid back environment.  I planned to get it started in February, but I’ve hit a few hiccups with school, so I’m shooting for getting it going by summer time. I’m currently at 0 followers, and I didn’t really have a goal for this one because I wasn’t sure if this was one I would stick with too much, but if I had to set a goal I’d say 25 or so.

Goal: 25 participants

Current: 0

 

TWITCH

So I guess this is the first teaser to my upcoming Twitch Channel. Yeah, I am planning on using Twitch to start engaging with different audiences. I plan on doing a sort of book club, where I will read a book to my viewers and then engage with them in a discussion about the book. I’m starting this from scratch, but I have 1 follower currently and am hoping to hit 50 by the end of the year. From my experience with Twitch it shouldn’t be too hard, and I have a few people in place to help build my following, but I just wanted to set the bar a little lower because I’m not too skilled with Twitch quite yet.

Goal: 50 follower

Current: 1 follower

 

YOUTUBE

I was talking to a few people who use Twitch, and they said if I did want to start streaming on there then I should take the videos and throw them on YouTube. I wouldn’t necessarily focus on YouTube content, more so have it as a side platform to get some views and maybe some followers. If there was enough interest on the platform, I’d probably start engaging with audiences more, but until that time I’d keep it as a side platform to use. I haven’t started quite yet,  but I’m hoping to hit 25 subscribers by 2020.

Goal: 25 subscribers

Current: 0

 

So these are all of my goals for my social media platforms in 2019. I think they are all obtainable, and I am gonna do my best to reach all of them.

What do you think? Do you think I can reach these goals? Any tips to reaching them faster?

Also, if you’re interested in my Twitch channel look for OnMyBookshelf. I’m hoping to get my first stream out this weekend.