Today’s post is a little more personal compared to my normal posts but it’s something that has been on my mind a little bit lately and that is my relationship with streaming. Now relationship might not be quite the right word but it was the one that I felt was closest to how I feel about my experiences with Streaming.
I’ve been interested in streaming a variety of different games over the past couple of years and even dabbled in here and there a handful of times. I also tried my hand at creating some YouTube videos based around The Sims 4 earlier this year but that came to a halt when I ran into a handful of technical issues when streaming and also editing on my computer.
Without letting that stop me, I decided to stream some games directly from my PlayStation 4.
The first game I streamed from my PlayStation was Fortnite. In fact, it has been the only game that I’ve streamed recently. I felt it would be an easy and fun way to get used to streaming directly from my PlayStation 4. I enjoyed streaming and stuck to playing Fortnite and the next handful of streams but there was something missing still. Something that didn’t feel quite right.
I was and still am too nervous to talk.
The thing is, I was sat there with my headset on ready to go but as soon as someone joined I would feel all embarrassed and keep my headset muted. I tried to just chat to myself when there were no viewers but I felt incredibly awkward and had built up this expectation of how things should be based on streams that I had personally watched over time.
I guess you could say I just lack the confidence and the nerves come as part of that but it’s something I want to overcome and feel confident and comfortable doing. I enjoyed the times I streamed and it’s something I’d like to do more of in the future. I want streaming to be something that is fun and exciting, not something that makes me feel uncomfortable. I know that will be something that will come with time as well.
I’ve got an idea of a few games I’d love to play on Stream but I guess I’m looking for some advice for someone who is pretty much still a beginner in the world of streaming on Twitch.
If you do have any tips or tricks let me know below in the comments or over on Twitter!