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Published September 12, 2018

About over a month ago, I was feeling overwhelmed. I kept taking on projects, because I didn’t want to miss any opportunity. I needed the experience.

I needed to be on everywhere.

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I’m a content creator. And as a content creator, I wanted to be on every platform: Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. So that meant making sure all of these accounts are active and alive.

I’m a content creator. And as a content creator, I wanted to be on every platform: Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. So that meant making sure all of these accounts are active and alive.

Always fresh new content.

New post!

New video!

New everything!

But eventually I realized that I over stressing myself. I wasn’t following my schedule, I couldn’t come up with content on time, and I kept beating myself over it.

Then after deep breathe.

*inhale*

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*exhale*

I calmed down.

Changing my goals

I started to accept that some things doesn’t need to be done and just focus what I think should be a priority. I started to reevaluate what worked for me, what reflects my personality more, and what would be beneficial to others.

The two things that were important to me are video games and writing. Aka streaming and my blog.

So… that’s what I will do. Just focus on my streaming content on Twitch and my written content on my blog.

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I will eventually weave my YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram into my schedule but I need to establish my foundation first. And those are my two pillars, Twitch and my blog. You’ll still find me active on the other platforms, but working full time, taking on a social media gig, and juggling streaming and blogging after work, takes a lot out of ya.

It’s mentally exhausting and draining. It just wasn’t healthy. So I did what I had to do. Cut. Shit. Out.

I hate not being able to follow through with my plans, but I know deep down this is for the best, and things will eventually fall into place. Once I feel certain that I have one thing under control, I will do my best to slowly pick up on a different project or platform.

Don’t overwhelm yourself with too many ideas or projects.

Because you’ll eventually get burned out or feel frustrated that you don’t have enough time for it.

Basically, don’t do what I just did.

Pace yourself and figure which platform works best for you, your content, and your audience. In that order.

I say in this order because you need to focus on yourself the most. Yes, your audience is important, but taking care of yourself first will reflect on your content and then to your audience.

Your audience will feed off your energy, and if you’re not feeling it, then they’re not going to feel it either. So do what is necessary for your mental health.

I still suggest you to have a presence in every social media. If you feel that one platform doesn’t work for you, then put it at the bottom. You’ll bring it back up some time in the future.

Doing what’s important to me

After cutting out the bullshit, I’m focusing the games that I enjoy and I hope to attract from other fans of these games. So I hope you like Kingdom Hearts, The Walking Dead, and some indie games, because that’s what my Twitch channel is going to be all about for the next few months. I want to squeeze in some IRL stuff, but I’ll get there eventually.

But if you’re here to read more tips about streaming, or just like to follow my journey to Partnership, then you’re at the right place! I want to share more of my thoughts, struggles, and achievements since I can’t do all of that by just doing Twitter threads. So make sure you add this blog to your bookmark 😉

I really hope to bring more useful information here to you as a new streamer and follow along.

Thanks for reading my post!

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