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Follower Forge

Helping you to forge your following online! :) Previously known as the "Minecraft Creator Podcast", so if you are searching for the Minecraft Creator Podcast, this is it! :) This is an audio podcast, where we discuss important topics for all content makers: creator burnout, titles and thumbnails, audience retention, how to make a call to action, and more tools and techniques that you'll need to succeed on YouTube and Twitch! Follower Forge follows the journey of content creators as they grow their channels, and develop the skills necessary to successfully entertain and educate viewers in the gaming niche - particularly Minecraft. Previously known as: Minecraft Creator Podcast

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Do THIS for MORE Subscribers
Gaming YouTubers... Do THIS for MORE Subscribers. The proven way to build an international audience, get more subscribers, and increase your followers.You need to THINK GLOBAL, and take advantage of your unique position and experiences in the world to stand out, be unique, and get more subscribers on YouTube, and more followers on Twitch.----Discord: https://discord.gg/cZ43QTczfSTwitter: https://twitter.com/FollowerForgeYouTube: https://youtube.com/@FollowerForgeThis is the Follower Forge Podcast, previously known as the Minecraft Creator Podcast.You're listening to a new podcast by creators, for creators, helping you to forge your following online!Podcast: https://dev.transistor.fm/subscribeListen to this podcast in your preferred app, by searching "Follower Forge"Hosted by LeigerGamingYouTube: https://youtube.com/LeigerGamingTwitter: https://twitter.com/LeigerGamingPatreon: https://patreon.com/LeigerGaming----Reference (Christina Canters):https://thecmethod.com/podcast/member-content/7-tips-for-speaking-to-an-international-audience-episode-50/ ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
08:06 5/6/23
Learn from Will Smith's Past Experience
On tour for the original Men in Black movie release, Will Smith gained a valuable insight that can help content creators today as well - on YouTube and Twitch. Particularly Minecraft content creators that want to grow their channel and promote themselves to an international audience!----Discord: https://discord.gg/cZ43QTczfSTwitter: https://twitter.com/FollowerForgeYouTube: https://youtube.com/@FollowerForgeThis is the Follower Forge Podcast, previously known as the Minecraft Creator Podcast.You're listening to a new podcast by creators, for creators, helping you to forge your following online!Podcast: https://dev.transistor.fm/subscribeListen to this podcast in your preferred app, by searching "Follower Forge"Hosted by LeigerGamingYouTube: https://youtube.com/LeigerGamingTwitter: https://twitter.com/LeigerGamingPatreon: https://patreon.com/LeigerGaming---- In this episode, we talk about internationalization, reaching a global audience with your YouTube channel, and producing content that appeals to a wide range of people around the world. Minecraft is a worldwide game, and your content is consumed worldwide. Because of that, we need to think about how language is used in different parts of the world, and how that impacts Minecraft videos we create for our audience.Disclaimers:Will Smith has slapped down a few music records, several blockbuster films, and - more recently - a comedian named Chris Rock. I do not condone the actions at the Academy Awards in 2022 at all, and I do not believe that violence is ever the answer to our problems. For the purposes of this podcast episode however, I have decided to mostly ignore those recent events and focus entirely on the events of the year 1997 instead.The audio snippet was taken from an audiobook, found on Audible. Anyone potentially deciding to purchase that audiobook should be made aware of it's occasional course language and other elements that are inappropriate for a young audience.References:The audio recording of Will Smith contained in this episode comes from his audiobook on Audible, simply titled "Will".Copyright for the audio recording belongs to authors Will Smith and Mark Manson, and publisher Penguin Audio.https://www.audible.com.au/pd/Will-Audiobook/1473571995 ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
04:45 4/15/22
Should you livestream? Is YouTube or Twitch better?
Should you stream on YouTube or Twitch in 2021? Should you stream or make videos about Minecraft? It can all be quite overwhelming. Let's chat with Minecraft streamer the_00squirrel to help you make your decision! :)A lot of people ask: Should I stream Minecraft? And should I stream on Twitch or YouTube? Those questions and more are answered in this podcast. For a Minecraft content creator, it's always worth considering if livestreaming on YouTube or Twitch is the right thing for you.Tom was recently involved in a serious accident, that almost cost him his life. This was recorded before that accident, and at the moment he has several months of recovery ahead of him in the hospital. If you would like to support East Anglian Air Ambulance, the charity that airlifted him to hospital, you can do so here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tom-hemming1Follow Tom here:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD70cXZMiqODFImxIxZjYOQhttps://www.twitch.tv/the_00squirrel ----Discord: https://discord.gg/cZ43QTczfSTwitter: https://twitter.com/FollowerForgeYouTube: https://youtube.com/@FollowerForgeThis is the Follower Forge Podcast, previously known as the Minecraft Creator Podcast.You're listening to a new podcast by creators, for creators, helping you to forge your following online!Podcast: https://dev.transistor.fm/subscribeListen to this podcast in your preferred app, by searching "Follower Forge"Hosted by LeigerGamingYouTube: https://youtube.com/LeigerGamingTwitter: https://twitter.com/LeigerGamingPatreon: https://patreon.com/LeigerGaming----   Some more questions that are planned for future episodes include livestreaming without a camera, tips and advice for first time streamers, and how to make even your VODs enjoyable to watch after the live stream has ended on Twitch or YouTube Gaming. Hopefully today's episode has answered questions such as: Should I stream on Twitch? Should I stream on YouTube? And should I stream or make videos?  ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
05:59 10/22/21
Five Ways to Collaborate with Minecraft YouTubers
Learn how to collaborate with other content creators and Minecraft YouTubers, the easy way.----Discord: https://discord.gg/cZ43QTczfSTwitter: https://twitter.com/FollowerForgeYouTube: https://youtube.com/@FollowerForgeThis is the Follower Forge Podcast, previously known as the Minecraft Creator Podcast.You're listening to a new podcast by creators, for creators, helping you to forge your following online!Podcast: https://dev.transistor.fm/subscribeListen to this podcast in your preferred app, by searching "Follower Forge"Hosted by LeigerGamingYouTube: https://youtube.com/LeigerGamingTwitter: https://twitter.com/LeigerGamingPatreon: https://patreon.com/LeigerGaming----Collaborating with other content creators can be tough! Even on an SMP, you can't always line up collabs with the others so even an SMP collaboration can be difficult.How do you get around this? This podcast episode includes 5 tips that will help you go from zero collaborations to having several content creators that you can work with on videos - whether you're a Minecraft YouTuber, or you create some other type of content!Perhaps not Mumbo Jumbo, Dream or Xisumavoid ... or any of the other Hermitcraft or Dream SMP members. But there are other content creators that you and I can collaborate with, it just takes a little bit of focus in how you find content creators to collaborate with, how you message those creators to join their SMP server or work with them on a video, and how you make sure anything you do is mutually beneficial for both channels (Minecraft or otherwise). ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
07:34 10/8/21
We hit 1000 downloads! Thank you.
This is a quick, bonus episode to mark the milestone. I appreciate your early support & thank you for listening to the podcast!Podcast channel on YouTube: https://leigergaming.com/podcast-channelThank you!
00:33 9/27/21
Increase your watch time and keep people watching
How can you increase your video's engagement, keep people watching, and get higher watch time? OddManMC joined me recently, and had some helpful advice to share.----Discord: https://discord.gg/cZ43QTczfSTwitter: https://twitter.com/FollowerForgeYouTube: https://youtube.com/@FollowerForgeThis is the Follower Forge Podcast, previously known as the Minecraft Creator Podcast.You're listening to a new podcast by creators, for creators, helping you to forge your following online!Podcast: https://dev.transistor.fm/subscribeListen to this podcast in your preferred app, by searching "Follower Forge"Hosted by LeigerGamingYouTube: https://youtube.com/LeigerGamingTwitter: https://twitter.com/LeigerGamingPatreon: https://patreon.com/LeigerGaming----References:OddManMC provided some fascinating insights! Here's his channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0yauaD8bugRJwmI2GnapIgMumbo Jumbo - I couldn't find the exact quote, but here are his tips for content creation:"10 Top Tips For Minecraft YouTubers!" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTbZucYyuTo"How I Make a Hermitcraft Episode" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ScfLOdlwR4 ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
04:56 9/24/21
Five Ways to Improve Your Workflow & Edit Faster!
How can you improve your workflow, edit faster, and make better Minecraft videos as a Minecraft content creator?These questions are answered in today's podcast episode, made for gaming content creators.Join the FORGE, and forge your following online!----Discord: https://discord.gg/cZ43QTczfSTwitter: https://twitter.com/FollowerForgeYouTube: https://youtube.com/@FollowerForgeThis is the Follower Forge Podcast, previously known as the Minecraft Creator Podcast.You're listening to a new podcast by creators, for creators, helping you to forge your following online!Podcast: https://dev.transistor.fm/subscribeListen to this podcast in your preferred app, by searching "Follower Forge"Hosted by LeigerGamingYouTube: https://youtube.com/LeigerGamingTwitter: https://twitter.com/LeigerGamingPatreon: https://patreon.com/LeigerGaming----References:Ultra Hardcore (UHC) Minecraft episode mentioned in this podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9d7jjLjOA4 ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
08:17 9/12/21
Where to find Minecraft Snapshot News, FAST.
To make a video that gets views, you need to beat the competition. One way to do that is by being FIRST. But how can you find out about the latest Minecraft News, before anyone else? I'll share my secrets, so you can find this information just as fast as I do.All that and more is answered in today's episode of the Minecraft Creator Podcast. A new podcast by Minecraft creators, for Minecraft creators. Hosted by LeigerGaming.Website: https://leigergaming.comPatreon: https://patreon.com/leigergamingChannel: https://youtube.com/leigergamingFollow the podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MCC_PodcastListen to this podcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe4X_e944cxGpahxol0iaZwListen to this podcast in your preferred app, by searching "Minecraft Creator Podcast"References:Developers - kingbdogz, _Ulraf_, Felix "Xilefian", slicedlime, Henrik KnibergOther staff - JAPPA (Jasper Boerstra), Lady Agnes, Adrian ÖstergårdBedrock specific - Jay Wells aka mega_spudYouTubers - Xisumavoid (and YouTube channel)Reddit - r/MinecraftDiscord - Minecraft Discord (if it's full, try again a few days later) ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
05:38 8/27/21
Pixlriffs is cancelling his Patreon. Why?
Pixlriffs is a large Minecraft content creator on YouTube, so why is he cancelling his Patreon page? Why is he closing down Pixlrift, closing down his Minecraft server? And what can we learn (or should we learn) from this?Pixlriffs is the creator of the Minecraft Survival Guide, he's the voice of the Hermitcraft Recap, a player on the Empires SMP this year with fWhip and other creators, and he recently commentated the Hermitcraft Rivals or Twitch Rivals livestream. He's also had brand deals with NVIDIA and others.So why would a successful creator like Pixlriffs cancel his Patreon service? With 235 patrons, Patreon is surely a massive boost to his income, but at what cost? Perhaps it's linked to what we discussed last episode, talking about creator burnout and quitting YouTube before you get burned out as a Minecraft creator (or other content creator).That episode (about burnout) is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwpvMFK7GG4Let me know your thoughts.Pixlriffs' YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgGjBqZZtAjxfpGSba7d6wwThanks for listening to this episode of the Minecraft Creator Podcast - a new podcast by Minecraft creators, for Minecraft creators.Hosted by LeigerGamingWebsite: https://leigergaming.comPatreon: https://patreon.com/leigergamingChannel: https://youtube.com/leigergamingFollow the podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MCC_PodcastListen to this podcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe4X_e944cxGpahxol0iaZwListen to this podcast in your preferred app, by searching "Minecraft Creator Podcast" ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
03:54 8/9/21
Should you take a break from YouTube? - Avoiding Burnout
What is the meaning of YouTuber burnout? Is it something you need to be worried about, and how can you prevent burnout? What happens to a YouTube channel when you take a break, and will taking a break from YouTube harm your channel?----Discord: https://discord.gg/cZ43QTczfSTwitter: https://twitter.com/FollowerForgeYouTube: https://youtube.com/@FollowerForgeThis is the Follower Forge Podcast, previously known as the Minecraft Creator Podcast.You're listening to a new podcast by creators, for creators, helping you to forge your following online!Podcast: https://dev.transistor.fm/subscribeListen to this podcast in your preferred app, by searching "Follower Forge"Hosted by LeigerGamingYouTube: https://youtube.com/LeigerGamingTwitter: https://twitter.com/LeigerGamingPatreon: https://patreon.com/LeigerGaming----References:The Guardian article: The YouTube stars heading for burnoutRachel from YouTube on the topic of creator burnout: YouTube Algorithm Answers (from 4:58)Plastic Scot's channel: Plastic Scot on YouTube ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
05:25 7/30/21
Introducing Follower Forge (previously "Minecraft Creator Podcast")
NOTE: Previously called the "Minecraft Creator Podcast", we've rebranded to "Follower Forge".A new podcast by gaming creators, for gaming creators. Each podcast episode will be focused on what it's like to make content as a gamer, the unique challenges we face (particularly for faceless channels), and topics relevant to platforms like YouTube and Twitch.This episode explains the focus behind the podcast, and the value I hope it will provide to content creators - whether you're in the gaming niche or not. The podcast, YouTube channel and Discord server are set up to help you succeed & forge your following online.We have YouTubers, Twitch streamers, game developers (using Game Maker, Unity, and more) - and other creatives... all in the one spot! Come spend some time with us on Discord :)----Discord: https://discord.gg/cZ43QTczfSTwitter: https://twitter.com/FollowerForgeYouTube: https://youtube.com/@FollowerForgeThis is the Follower Forge Podcast, previously known as the Minecraft Creator Podcast.You're listening to a new podcast by creators, for creators, helping you to forge your following online!Podcast: https://dev.transistor.fm/subscribeListen to this podcast in your preferred app, by searching "Follower Forge"Hosted by LeigerGamingYouTube: https://youtube.com/LeigerGamingTwitter: https://twitter.com/LeigerGamingPatreon: https://patreon.com/LeigerGaming---- ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
02:14 7/30/21