Twitch is work, I know this. I realize that to have any success with streaming you do have to treat it like other “jobs” trying to improve, grow, and even doing work outside of the stream. That being said, lately, I’ve lost the fun in streaming. I have allowed it to become nothing but stress, which has made it far to easy for me to blow off streaming all together.
Changing my name was supposed to be a chance for me to start over, and instead old habits are not only still there, but have gotten much worse. I cancel streams, pick games I have no desire to play, stress out, have stopped being a supportive viewer to my friends, and well… just pick any number of shitty ways to destroy a stream and I have done it. The biggest being again I’ve completely lost the fun.
Frankly, I know this means that I am going to have to do some reformatting, find a different theme perhaps, or just a different flow period. Whatever it will take to get the fun back. While working hard is important to streaming, if you aren’t having fun then no one watching will. You cannot entertain and share joy if you have none.
I will be pushing hard before my trip to Arizona, try to make sure to be there, play games I enjoy, and bring some passion. While I am on my vacation though I will be doing a lot of thinking, I plan to come back with a new plan to the format and schedule. One I can maintain, one we can all enjoy, and one that will help me bring the fun back.