Last night I announced the first viewer of the week, and it was Jayden_The_Annimator. Jayden has been following for a few weeks at this point and played Among Us with us a few times. One of the main reasons I am happy that Animator won the viewer of the week is that it gives a viewer that isn't normally seen around stream, so it shows that anyone can win the viewer of the week.
Basically the viewer of the week is an attempt to include you guys more into the stream and show my gratitude to you guys. Viewer of the Week is designed to give the stream some more attention and a unique reason that could get a viewer's attention. Exposure and curiosity is the biggest thing about attention on twitch, but getting eyes on is the biggest step.
I've tried to find unique ways to grow the stream and get more attention on the channel, because for the most part doing different things rather than focusing on doing the same thing everyone else does. I know eventually console streaming will be returning, but if I can offer some advice to new streamers or anyone out there it's be different. Even though it might take longer to stick out it will be worth it to stick out from the pack, because you'll get to where you're going without following the same beaten down road.