I feel that this is the best time to say what I’m about to say.
So why did I quit dedicated streaming?
Firstly, it became a full-time job when I was doing two full time job:
- First I did three Streams a week,
- I needed to split them up into videos to remove breaks and divide them into usable videos. They also needed tags to be placed on each video
- I needed to upload to Youtube
- I needed to place links on Twitter and Facebook.
- I also needed to make screens for games on Photoshop.
This was too much for me while trying to hold down 2 jobs at the time.
Secondly, it was draining; I was not playing games for fun. As a new Twitch Streamer I was being given a choice, play a game that was mainstream OR play what I wanted to play.
If I played the vogue games, I would be playing games I didn’t want to play and it would stop being fun. If I played the games I would enjoy, then as a streamer I’d be able to make things better, however it limits my target audience.
Looking back at my videos I think it was showing…
Finally, Youtube is a minefield for content creators and this is where you get the most hits. Look at the way things have gone; false DMCA claims, media scanning not working, the advertising rules being enforced, Trolls taking full advantage of the mess (I could go on forever here).
I can’t waste time dealing with the legal stuff when it should be all about fun.
As I’m looking back it was difficult for a single person doing all the work when you have a personal and professional life.
The question is… will I go back to Twitch? The answer isn’t clear cut and will require explaining.
However, what I want to say to Twitch is WELL DONE as you have provided a channel for players to play and the fact that people are trying to replicate is a good sign.