There are a million people on the Internet that do let’s play videos and live streams. I know that. I know that there are countless people who do it and have their niche and are either really great at games or really knowledgeable or super creative or something. Lots of channels do what Diana and I do, and probably do it better in at least one way.
The fact is, despite all that, every Saturday at 7PM, we sit down on our couch, and I have the best 3 hours of my entire week. I have fun with Diana and I enjoy playing the games and I have great time interacting with whoever shows up in the chat. I think we do something that’s pretty entertaining most of the time, and even if it’s only for 4 people, I like to think those 4 people are having a great time.
Recently, I’ve started putting a lot of time and effort into editing videos, putting content up on our channel, and just generally pouring what time and energy I have for creative projects into our YouTube and Twitch channels. What I’ve realized from doing that is, even if we aren’t the best at any of it, we’re pretty damned good at a lot of it. And even if we aren’t, I get a lot of pride and satisfaction out of working on it. Every time I click that render button on a video or make it public or even just spend half an hour on my lunch break cutting clips together, I feel amazing. It feels good to be creating something, even if it’s something that will only be viewed 3 times.
Sometimes I get discouraged on this. Our stream audience hasn’t really grown much, and most weeks is actually smaller than it used to be. But right now, I feel great. Because I watch what we’ve done on our streams and I legitimately find it really funny. I’m proud of what we make from week to week. I’m proud that we’ve done it for over a year now. I’m proud of the few people who do join us every week to watch us be embarrassing and drunk, usually while playing a video game.
So I’m going to keep plugging away at this channel. I’ve been putting up videos every day for the past few weeks, and I’m going to try to keep doing that. If you want to check any of it out, that would be great, but either way, I’m going to keep at it. I’d love to see you at a stream some time.
This is still one of my favorite outfits of all time.
The day I dressed up and looked like a 90s alt rock album cover.
It’s really hard for me to accept that I’m not 22 anymore. I’m 32. I’m a “grown-up” person doing her thing. Her thing is mostly eating pizza. Also, sliding into third person. I’m pretty great like that.