|Posted on June 9, 2018 at 4:55 PM||comments (0)|
So as you all know, I announced earlier this week that I was "leaving YouTube". And while there was some truth to that original statement, I now see that making that announcement was a huge mistake. It is true that I have very little time to dedicate to both Twitch Streaming and YouTube and balance those two along with my full time job. I am legitimately dissatisfied with the way YouTube is currently running their platform. And I was being honest when I said that I am less interested in producing exclusive video content for YouTube and focusing more on streaming at Twitch. But all that being said, the announcement was still a mistake.
To be honest with you guys, I have put a lot of pressure on myself to achieve things I may never actually achieve. That combined with the stress of my day job and the stresses of personal life have put me in a very dark place recently. All this puts me in a frame of mind where I am very indecisive about a lot of things as well as find it difficult to make decisions in terms of what I want to do as a content creator moving forward. But using the last few days to reflect a bit, I feel like my original decision was the wrong approach to take.
So what have I decided to do exactly? Well, I am still interested in focusing more attention on Twitch. Streaming on Twitch is my new passion and it is something I really love to do. My audience over there is extremely supportive and we have a blast over there. But I don't want to abandon my YouTube audience who has supported me all these years. I put a lot of pressure on myself to keep creating content for you all and post something at least once every weekday in the past and admittedly it has been very overwhelming and definitely contributed to this irrational decision. So I will continue to provide content to YouTube by sharing clips from my streams with you all. But I wont pressure myself to get content out every weekday like before. If I have something to share, I will. If not, then I wont. I am also considering the possibility of doing a weekly podcast similar to the Super Geeky Weekly Wrap-Ups I used to do years ago. More to come on that.
In any case, I sincerely apologize to my community for this. Please bare with me as I am experiencing a lot in my personal life at the moment and admittedly, I let the stress and anxiety get the best of me sometimes. I look forward to continuing to provide content to both my YouTube and Twitch audiences and I appreciate everyone who has stood by me through this tough time.
|Posted on June 7, 2018 at 4:05 PM||comments (0)|
When I asked people about this on social media, a lot of people reacted negatively to it. I am used to negative feedback. You kind of have to be as a content creator. But this really confused me. Why is finding a way to please both my Twitch and YouTube audience a BAD thing? Well...Somehow people saw this as "flip flopping". Its not. Taking 5 minutes out of my day to click an export button is NOT flip flopping. I am still putting all my energy into Twitch. But after every stream I will take 5 to 10 minutes to export parts of that stream for my YouTube subscribers as a courtesy to them. Since it doesn't take much time, it is the least I can do.
I understand that you can't please everyone and sometimes people are upset about things that we will never understand. This is one of those things. In any case, there is clearly a portion of my audience who likes this compromise and for them, I am moving forward with it. If you are one of the few who for some reason has an issue with this, I apologize that I am unable to meet your standard or understand them. For those people, you are free to unsubscribe if you wish. But this will be the last time I will address this "issue".
Anyway, I thank the majority of you for your support during this transition and I am glad I can provide this little compromise to those of you who do not wish to migrate over to Twitch.
Take care and stay awesome!
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|Posted on February 23, 2017 at 10:55 PM||comments (0)|
Hey there everyone,
Robert here, better known as Your Geeky Tipster, and I think it's time for some serious changes.
As many of you know, I am a long time sufferer of anxiety and depression. It's an ongoing struggle that I often deal with and one of my main outlets for dealing with it is YouTube. I love making videos and hosting live streams for my audience. It's become my primary escape when overcoming the struggles of life. Having said that, I think I've been pushing myself too far.
Over the past few years, I've dealt with many things in my personal life that have been both stressful and contributed to further progressing my anxiety and depression. Stress at work, in my family, over finances and many other things have overwhelmed me in ways that I can't even begin to communicate properly.
At the same time, I have made efforts to step up my game on YouTube. Things like providing daily content and engaging with my audience regularly. I want to make something great of my channel and I've always believed that hard work and dedication can help you achieve anything. And while I certainly enjoy creating content and engaging with you all, I also feel like I'm putting a lot of pressure on myself to deliver. For example, I had a literal breakdown last night when I ran into tech issues while trying to stream. As fun as making videos is, all this pressure to do my best only results contributes to even more stress.
Tonight I had the worst anxiety attack of my life. I didn't get much sleep last night due to staying up all night editing videos and further resolving the previously mentioned tech issues, I worked overtime at my day job today and work got so busy that I didn't get a chance to take lunch. During the drive home I began to hyperventilate to the point that I had to pull over and get out of my car to breath. After a few minutes I thought I was okay so I got back in the car and proceeded to drive home. This process repeated 2 more times during the course of the entire drive home.
As much as I love making videos, I feel like I am seriously putting too much pressure on myself to give you all my best. I feel like I am putting too much pressure on myself to put out daily content and I feel like all this pressure in addition to the stress of life is starting to have a negative impact on my health and well being. And as such, I think it's time to take a step back.
Now don't worry. I'm not entirely stepping away from YouTube, nor am I taking a break. I simply think I need to spend less time working on YouTube videos. Instead of putting so much pressure on myself, I'll go back to uploading when I have the time and energy. No more late nights to get out a video for the following day. No more putting deadlines on myself. And no more stressing myself out if things don't go so smoothly.
At the end of the day, I feel like this will result in both better quality content as well as a better healthier me. I wanna thank you all for your support and understanding. The #YourGeekyNation is easily one of the best communities on YouTube and I thank you all for everything you all have done for me during my 10 years as a content creator.
So to wrap this up, a tip of the day. Don't constantly pressure yourself into doing your best. Your health and well being is more important, so put that first. Besides, doing your best doesn't have to be that hard. Just do what you can and it will all work out in the end. Thank you all for taking the time to read my novel, and as always, I'll see you all next time.