The title really says it all: I’m getting rid of the idea of a schedule. At least for the next 3 months. I’m 60 days now from my projected due date and I’m guessing I won’t be any type of groove until a month after that. SO in the meantime I’ve decided I’ll stream whenever I can (read: when I feel up to the task). It’ll be random and as usually it’ll be announced on Twitter.
I was really hoping I could be a bit more consistent with it but the reality is that my body is just all over the place and I’m trying to focus on school, getting work/business stuff sorted, and getting my home and family ready for Leto’s arrival. I’m hoping that I’ll be able to really get the stream off the ground 3 months from now, but if all else fails I’ll be able to really hunker down and focus on it in July/August next year after we’ve moved to our new station (wherever that is) and I actually have a dedicated office space again.
We shall see!
Thank you to everyone who’s been supportive despite my ‘flakiness’ when it comes to a schedule. To those of you who show up at the random ass times I stream, know that it’s extremely appreciated – even if you just lurk or leave the tab open. It’s always noticed <3
It’s been a rocky start back to streaming but so far so good. I did an 8 hour stream last Monday + a 6 hour one this Monday and a couple hours in between. While viewers are low, those that do stop by are great quality. Enjoyed having some of the other alpha guys from The Long Dark community present yesterday and glad to see the developers being supportive of everyone live streaming and making YouTube videos of the game.
So the plan is to adjust my schedule as follows:
Mondays – long stream from around 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday – in general, off days
Wednesdays & Fridays – short streams from 7:30 – 9:15/9:30 a.m.
Saturdays & Sundays – random times if schedule allows
All times are my local time, so Japan Standard Time (JST). Stateside it’s the night before – so my Monday streams are actually Sunday evenings stateside. I’ve decided to just call Tue/Thu off days with surprise streams because it looks like a lot of my web meetings will be pulling me into work early on one of those days several weeks a month and if not it’s good my but pregnant butt to sleep in 😛 I get better sleep during the 6 – 10 a.m. time frame naturally so when I get the chance to sleep in, I take it!
I have a list of games I want to play and a backlog of footage I need to take a knife to and upload to YouTube so I’m hoping you all will see a lot more coming from me soon. The goal is to start having regular updates on the YT channel and have a very consistent schedule with at least 10 hours of new live stream footage every week. I’m hoping that everyone will start joining me again so we can get to having an active chat, doing viewer games, and in general just having a great time with each other!
Long term the goal is to increase my streaming time to every day – which will be more attainable after work settles down. I also have a lot of little projects to do with the site, the stream, and all the social media outlets (more on that later). Ideally I want to be partnered by the end of the year. I’ve seen people take years and I’ve seen people take just a few weeks to get to that point so I think 4 months is quick but attainable goal that’ll push me to not sit on it and instead work for it.
As a side-note, I only plan to take a short break from streaming once I finally pop in January – and my short I mean max a couple weeks. Then we’ll start the uber adorable spawn & me streams 😛