Twitch, Food & Gaming: Interview with Corky Cooks
How was your stream originally born?
I started streaming games on YouTube for fun and got hooked.
What helped excite your early audience and get your community engaged?
I've been told that I have these sayings which my community calls them "Corkyisms" I tend to say things that make them laugh and they are kinda out there. I've also been told that I have way too much energy and it draws people in.
What did you learn about yourself through becoming a food-focused streamer on Twitch?
Well, one day I decided to do a cooking stream and it just took off. I wanted to change things up on my channel instead of constantly playing games. I felt like it was something different and it's also something I enjoy doing, so I thought why not give it a try? Then my community loved it so much over the years that's what they requested and whenever I had guests over I would have them on my cooking streams, it was a ton of fun.
What makes the food community on Twitch so special?
I think it's because it's something different. You can engage with your viewers and talk about anything like as though they are right there with you in your kitchen. It's more personable.
Which streamers influenced you the most?
My big gurl's One Shot Gurl, LuckyDucky, and my big boi MepTech. They are awesome people and streamers.
Any fun stories or wild moments you can share?
There have been many moments where my friends and I would play COD for hours and stream it! I would down energy drinks and go all night!
What's your favorite memory as a gamer?
I would have to say gaming all night long with my friends, and making hilarious COD vids or just vids in general. We always had a blast! My friend Lauren can really make awesome vids.
Who will enjoy your stream the most?
I am not sure. I hope everyone has a good time.