I Love My Galaxy Fam!

Monday, August 7, 2017


Okay, hey everyone! So, today, I tested out my internet connection to make sure I can stream again. Because I'm living in an RV at a resort until we make our move to Colorado, good internet is hard to come by without having to go into a year+ contract and breaking it early. I ended up having to resort to weird means.

Earlier this month, I moved from Verizon to T-mobile due to a promotion and the fact that T-mobile is a lot cheaper than the latter. A mobile hotspot costs so much money, so I opted to getting 2 phones (on top of my phone and my fiance's) and each phone comes with 10GB of high-speed internet suitable for my streaming. So when one phone is used up, I switch to the next. Such a weird way, but it looks like it's going to work.

BUT THAT'S NOT WHY I'M WRITING THIS. I'm writing this because of what happened during my testing. You see, Twitch doesn't have a way to make your test streams completely invisible to everyone -- only to people who don't follow you, but followers see whenever you go live regardless. A few people actually stopped by to see what I was up to.

Why is that such a big deal?
Well, you see, during the months that I wasn't streaming, I watched my follower count dwindle. I understand why considering I left with little said about when I'd be back, so that's not an issue, but if I'm being honest, it did affect me just a bit. It didn't make me not want to come back, but it made me nervous to do so. I don't know why, but it did.

However, talking to the followers that showed up for my test and helped me tweak my settings, really helped. When I stopped the test, I stayed for a bit to talk and because of those few followers, I'm really excited to get back into streaming.

I want to take the time to thank you guys. Honestly, I'm really thankful that you are all a part of my life and take part in helping me build a community where all of us nerds can get together and just...well, be nerdy. You guys are fucking awesome! <3

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