I have the basic streaming set up and have occasionally streamed our raids, mostly just so other people in my guild can see what the heck is going on. Lately I’ve debating putting more time into streaming…start using a camera and get some art on my twitch page. One thing that holds me back is the amount of trolling that female gamers seem to get. I would not be your typical popular female streamer with loads of make up and pink hair (although I am a big fan of Pokket) it’s just not my style. I look like…well a mom! And I’m proud of who I am. Is being a streamer really for people like me? Would anyone want to watch someone with no makeup?
I’ve been thinking about what I, personally, would get out of streaming. Streaming is mainly thought of a way to create entertainment and make some money. What if I don’t care if I make a dime and don’t want to put out anything that is not authentically me? What would I get out of it then?
My dad is a creative streamer and has been doing it since earlier this year. He really enjoys the social aspect of streaming and has an active chat room most nights that he’s on and will talk about the projects that he’s working on. He loves to educate and make recommendations for what type of projects that he’s been using.
I think what draws me to it is learning how the whole thing works. I find a lot of joy in learning new things and being able to use what I learn to do some cool things. Maybe I’ll go through the motions of setting everything up and making it look nice. I’m so curious about this whole world of streaming and I want to know more about it from all angles.