Didn't know where to post this, but eh. Some fellows I've been playing LoL with have got me interested in streaming, as I was hosted on several streams they had going over the past few days. The streaming culture intrigues me, and I think I would want to get into it for fun and feedback on my playstyle (I need LIVE constructive criticism). I've got an account ready to go with Twitch as soon as they transfer my account from Justin.tv, and I have been tweaking my practice OBS stream so that everything looks nice and positioned well. I even have a crudely designed splash with a scrolling "now playing" text of whatever I'm listening to, and I have to say everything looks nice. My computer specs are up to par for streaming, as should be my internet speed (tested at speedtest.net).
The question is: have you kind folks streamed before? If so, could you share any tips on how you got started? Lighting, viewer interaction, managing balance between plays and commentary, etc. I really don't feel confident being in front of people, but I mostly want to have small interactions with a few people and have fun with the whole thing. I don't want to do this for a living.