When I started streaming on Twitch, I went in knowing that financially speaking, it wouldn’t be an immediate fast track towards fame and wealth. Back in 2015 is when I originally started, no fancy graphics, no sort of flow in the stream, just me and the games that I played and shared. While numbers have changed since I originally started, sometimes I even forget the small battles that I’ve overcome and the ones that still remain.
If I’ve learned anything over the years of being in the vast sea that is Twitch is that there is still room for growth, especially as a person. While there are plenty of ways to network, grow, and expand one’s channel as a person, I feel like sometimes there isn’t any if not enough examples of what people can do to improve themselves. As I say this, I’m sure someone’s bound to shake their fist at me and wonder if I’ve been living under a rock, and in some cases, I feel like I have.
Four years ago, my best friend who was like a brother to me passed away at the wheel with myself and a couple of people who were close to him as occupants. While I won’t really go into full detail on the how and whatnot, it might seem like an excuse to bring up anytime that I feel off. Since then, I’ve went my separate way as I grew apart from people I’ve known for years, thinking they’d be accepting, supportive, or respectful of what I did. For awhile, I was struggling off just doing things by myself and just getting by the day-to-day things. After a while, I got used to it, mainly by keeping myself busy and focusing on building my Twitch stream. In a way, maybe I’ve made a sacrifice to attempt to get somewhere on my own. Outside of stream, outside of my day job, I really don’t hang out anywhere. I’m sure it sounds pretty strange, but I think it’s mainly because in a way, I’m so used to not having genuine support of what I do in the past.
So in other words, you have to be your own support also. While you can get support for various things, there are going to be days where you kinda just have to suck it up and put in the sweat and blood into things. Friends are great for some things in life, people who are like your brothers and sisters that have your back, those are the people I wanna hang out with all the time. That’s the kind of feeling I get with Twitch.