This is a long post, but I put a lot of thought into it and I think it is worth 10 minutes of your time
We need to start conversations on how to handle the viewership level / community engagement we currently have. At the time of writing this there is 1 streamer live on the platform (excluding the 24/7 streams). Engagement in all other social platforms have been low. Most of the metrics have been on a downward spiral for quite some time now (with the exception of last month).
I think Glimesh needs to acknowledge that there is a problem and we all need to start talking about how to fix it. It feels like everyone knows there is something wrong but nobody is saying anything. I’m assuming there are talks among the GCT but the average community member has no idea if anything is being done. Posting on the socials about how we are aware of the state of the platform, this is not the way we want things to be, and explaining how we will go about fixing it would go a long way. Starting up the meetings could be helpful even if its just to brainstorm solutions! Simply put - It feels like we are ignoring the problem and making it far worse than it is by doing so.
I know we are waiting for the app to work on marketing and such but if we have no audience when we market we cannot convince anyone to stream here. For contributors specifically - Nobody wants to put effort into something if they think that nobody will see it. We had a good amount of people working on the site pre launch but once growth slowed the contributions slowed. Part of this was due to IRL responsibilities which is perfectly fine, but I’d wager a good amount was also based on lack of user demand.
I don’t think Glimesh is dead because there is always a chance for recovery. We still have 45k users and some reach. If people repeatedly go back to Twitch they will come back to Glimesh but we must have something to offer. We got a small glimpse of this in our growth last month. Many of the people who left after launch briefly returned, then left as the growth slowed.
We also have the assurance that we have something that people want. All the other platforms have major problems that have not/will not be fixed anytime soon. The biggest complaint I’ve seen about Glimesh is the lack of an active audience. In addition this is the only platform where you can actively contribute to the success of the site. Everyone knows the potential this has. I could go on about FTL, transparency, open source, but if you’re reading this you already know.
I remember the early days and watching the site grow. Some of the best times I’ve had with random people over the internet Based on that I know there are many people who care about the platform and want it to succeed, as well as putting in the work to do so.
I’m not blaming Clone, Paco, or any of the GCT. I’m also not trying to discount any of the contributions made. I just want to see this platform succeed.