I’ll never be a sensation!
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I’ll never be a sensation!

I always have to be careful that my blog posts don’t come across too negative. Although I am usually a optimist, I have a tendency to be very realistic, and this can often come across as pessimism. As I sit here, blogging, planning radio shows, my next Youtube video and Twitch broadcast – yes I do plan them all – I get the feeling that I was just born far too early for the internet and now, as I age by the day, my opportunity for popularity has long ago set sail and really I shouldn’t be venturing into the world of social media…

Can I hit these?

Can I hit these?

On my professional work site, every year I share my targets for improvement for the following year. Don’t worry, they do not include the usual diet and gym comments but focus more on my academic achievements and research commitments. Since this site is getting re-invigorated I thought it would be a good idea to set and share my targets for my streaming, Youtube and radio exploits here so you can get some idea of where I am going with things. Of course, it also gives you the opportunity to come back in a year’s time and have a gloat at what I haven’t achieved! So the big question is….can I hit these targets!

Chug a beer?

Chug a beer?

Youtube and Twitch are vast internet empires of hopefuls trying to make their mark on the world. Many try but few succeed, but as they try to develop their followers, viewers and subscribers in an attempt to make that extra ‘buck’ or achieve partnership, they ‘creators’ tempt people to their stream using various methods…it was while watching a stream that I first heard the phrase – “I’ll chug a beer for a £20 donation”! You will what?

Bloody Battlefront

Bloody Battlefront

After completing Tomb Raider I was wondering what I could stream on Thursday evening for my XBox slot. Despite some of my twitch viewers wanting me to kill zombies on Black Ops, I remembered playing the beta of Battlefront and thought I would give this go. After downloading it in preparation, I launched it, turned on OBS and starting to play …