So today I’m writing this post because I want to clear the air. It seems there are some of you out there who think I have some sort of resentment or feel some type of way about you. Thing is I don’t and while I might not agree with what you do and have stated that in the past I don’t actively hold that against you. If you want to chat I’m open to that but unless you can put the old stuff aside I’m not interested in a friendship.
As some of you may be aware there are people who don’t like me and refuse to talk to me anymore and those people have their own permanent set-in-stone opinion of me. This is something I’ve chose to accept cannot be changed and I discourage you from trying to change their mind. While it may be true that I am different from what their opinion of me is it’s very unlikely that they will go out of their way to realize this and they’re comfortable with what they think to a point of deliberate ignorance; they don’t care.
I learned a while back that you can’t make people care and either they do or they don’t. Unfortunately, these individuals are of some key influential positions in the community and somewhat goal/gate-keep things.
Unlike when they started off on the platforms such as Twitch or YouTube they’d have no way to understand how things work from the perspective of a smaller content creator. This is not their fault and they don’t have the time to gain such insight because they’re too busy dealing with everything they’ve got going on; that’s just the way it is.
As for myself I’ve stopped complaining about having no meaningful support and having no viewers to my streams. It’s not something that I consider likely to change and I’ve become okay with that. Trying the same thing over and over again expecting a different result is insane. What I do is sit down, turn on my stream, play some music, and narrate whats going on. Sometimes a person or two stops by and I’m cool with that. Talking about having no viewers or complaining about how you’re never going to get anywhere does nothing at all.
I think lots of streamers have come to expect certain things or think that if they do something they’ll get stuff in return. But personally I’ve come to expect nothing from anyone but myself. I’ve been let down a lot by other people and what I’ve learned from that is people can’t be relied on for pretty much anything.
Perhaps an individual can or group of individuals you know and trust but people aka Twitch viewers no. You see Twitch viewers are conditioned to expect certain things from streamers and unless you can provide that then they’ll leave or never even be there to begin with. When I stream I don’t want to be meeting some expectation I just want to have fun.
So with that in mind I hope you’ll realize why things are as they are and ain’t gonna change. This is me being me and that’s the most important thing to me. If people don’t like that I don’t care; their acceptance is unnecessary.