Ok, in my defense, Iâ€™ve been really hard at work. Iâ€™ve been broadcasting a minimum of 4 days a week, for 3-4 hours a day. And Iâ€™ve become a Mod on a couple of channels. Iâ€™ve been making items for donations and even for other broadcasters. I also started a limited liability company for online sales and income from broadcasting, which required learning how to start an LLC, and then pretending to know how to run it. And then thereâ€™s the networking, and planning, and learning, and channel admin work, on top of running the household and having a life outside of broadcasting. In other words, itâ€™s been crazy busy. Very good, but busy.
In the last post, back in April, I talked about hitting 100 followers on Twitch. Let me at least update my current stats:
* 383 followers on Twitch
* 150 followers on Twitter
I am super proud to almost be at 400 Twitch followers! And itâ€™s growing so fast. I actually have regular viewers! People show up to my channel early — To watch me! Itâ€™s bizarre and wonderful and impossible for me to describe how happy this makes me. I’ve made, and continue to make, many new online friends. While I was worried the networking might be a little overwhelming, I’ve been fortunate to meet very cool, talented broadcasters and viewers, and am enjoying the rare opportunities to meet in person. Itâ€™s been a really positive experience. And it just seems to be getting better.
I have plans sketched out for not only the broadcast, but for selling hand-crafted items in the near future. I’ll be doing more regular updates here on the website — pictures of projects, recaps of the broadcasts, progress with charity donation items & challenges, etc. Commissions, donations, subscriptions — I’m looking at options to see what is available, what makes sense for my crafting, and the appropriate timing to launch different aspects of the business. While a lot of the above options will take some time to initiate, I am hopeful about the positive impact they’ll have. Baby steps for now, but I’m looking forward to sprinting.
Oh, and I signed up for National Novel Writing Month. I guess I wasn’t busy enough. 🙂