Hi @CarolRiverArt, I used to stream and I have been trying to get back into it (I just haven't had the time )
One thing I would recommend is having a schedule posted. You should also have vods enabled. This way if someone comes to your channel when you are not live they can still check out your channel, and see if they want to follow you.
You had a good response time, when I subbed/ in the chat. Which is great probably one of the most important things is engaging with your audience!