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Tuesday 2 March 2021

Adventures In Streaming

By now it should be common knowledge that I've been live streaming gaming content on Twitch, Youtube and Facebook. This has been such an adventure for me. An adventure that I didn't know if I would be able to make something of or not. I still don't know if I can, but I'm trying and that's alright, you know?

I know a lot of people who are doing this use the money to pay their bills, which is totally cool. While I may not be there yet, I do earn a little bit and as that money is not part of my monthly budget, I had been saving it and using it on upgrades for a better viewing experience.

I purchased a prebuilt PC from Best Buy on Black Friday. That was the biggest purchase. I saved all my tips, bits and payouts from the moment I got my first payment from Twitch. I saved them up for that, and I just purchased some new ram for said PC with my most recent payout. While I know this PC isn't the best, what I was working with before was just too underpowered for what I was trying to do with it so I really needed to get something that would produce what people are accustomed to seeing on stream.

The last thing I did with the remainder of the money I have earned streaming, was that I paid a close friend who has been doing graphic work, to make up an intro that I'd been visualizing. With that intro I made a new channel trailer that can be seen on twitch and facebook.

I have spent the better part of a year trying this "streaming" thing out, and you know what? It's alright, I'm having fun, making new friends and learning new things! I wouldn't call myself and artist but I have learned a lot about graphics and video editing. I'm learning about branding and marketing too. Many skills I have learned along the way are skills that can and probably will help me with so many other adventures, should I choose those paths.

I'm going to keep at it and see where it takes me :-)

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