I have a lot of different thoughts and feeling about reaching Affiliate status with Twitch last night, and thought I’d throw them out here for those who’ve been curious why this is even a thing for me.
For my friends who don’t really keep up with gaming or streaming, earning Affiliate or Partner status on the Twitch platform is a sort of, “Hey, you’re really doing this, huh?” acknowledgement. In a practical sense, they both open up some options for you as a streamer, including the possibility of earning revenue. Both Affiliate and Partner require you to reach certain goals as far as viewership, time spent streaming, days streamed within a month, etc. Partnership is a (big) step up from Affiliate and has much tougher stated requirements, along with less specific requirements that are in the hands of the folks at Twitch. (This makes perfect sense since once you reach Partner, Twitch is definitely investing in you as a streamer and as a representative of their service- so they’re understandably choosy about that.) That’s the bare bones, simplest explanation.
Loki, ready for Adventure!!!
I’ve been trying to keep my social media updated so everyone knows I’m not dead, but I haven’t had much time for it to be honest. This is probably not a big surprise.
Nash and I both did the best we could to plan things out, and I had a lot of help and support from family and friends…but moving is still a big, complicated, tiring mission chain. Combine that with the thoughts and feelings involved when moving away from my offline friends and family and it’s been quite a week.
We just finished getting everything moved into the house, returned the Uhaul, and set up my desk and computer last night. Today has been pretty much the first day in a week – if not a month – that I feel settled enough to start gathering my thoughts. So here we go with a quick update:
Moving is weird.
I don’t mean the million and one thoughts almost constantly running through my brain that pertain to logistics – though there is that, too. I’m coming up on the Final Week and ye gods, those thoughts are running through my head all the damn time. The most recent version of my To-Do list is in front of me on my desk right now.
What I meant, though, is in relation to the liminal space of…well, my entire life.
He’s so helpful when I’m trying to write.
First off, I miss this blog. I know I’ve said it before over the last year or so without ever posting anything BUT it’s still true. I’m kinda hoping I can keep momentum post-move and get back to updating more often. Maybe even on gaming, heh. (See also: streaming.)
That said, for the next month or two a lot of my babbling is going to be pretty focused on the moving thing, it being a huge life change and all. Partly that’s where most of my mind is, and partly I’ve realized I have friends on so many different social media platforms that this is the best way to keep folks who are interested up to date. Continue Reading
Shirt reads: “When You Solo, Nobody Can Hear You Scream.” Also caught my Siberian Husky mid…erm…no longer being a doggo, as such.
I’m hanging out in Secret World Legends, waiting for Jack of the Lantern to pop again, and it occurs to me I’ve really REALLY wanted to blog about my impending move. I put it off because I’ve already neglected this blog for too long, and my move isn’t exactly gaming news. If I’m going to post again it probably ought to be about how I’m still loving the relaunch of The Secret World as Secret World Legends (despite legitimately missing AEGIS). Or about the SWL Halloween event I’m participating in as much as I can. Or about my experiences finally getting into Star Trek Online (very much enjoying it!). Or about how Cuphead looks so lovely, but I’m not in a place to play it right now and that’s a shame. Or I could even try to figure out what in the world I’m doing about Extra Life this year and maybe let everyone else know.
But hey, sometimes you go with what you really want to write about. Prepare for rambling, I have Many Thoughts just now.