Hello everyone! Just a quick update on me and this blog. First, the blog: It is not dead, or abandoned. I am just trying to figure out what to do with it. Back in May I became an affiliated streamer on Twitch, and part of the agreement (this is all public knowledge so no NDA stuff here) is that they receive first rights to each broadcast. This means I cannot dual-stream to YouTube any longer. I can still post videos there; however, it must be at least 24 hours after the initial broadcast on Twitch.
This presents a problem for me as my ISP instituted a 1 TB data cap a year ago. My wife and I watch a lot of streaming content (Netflix, Twitch, and YouTube, etc.) and the data cap was never an issue until I started broadcasting live on Twitch. Now we are constantly up against this cap, to the point that I have to monitor the usage daily so as not to go over. Unlimited internet is available, but at an additional $50 USD a month for a total of $600 per year.
What does all that have to do with this blog? Quite a lot, actually. This blog started out as a depository for after-action reports that I would write for scenarios that I played in various games. It would not be uncommon for me to play a mission for one to three hours, and then spend four to as much as eight hours over several days browsing through screenshots and writing the blog post. This was a chore, albeit and enjoyable one. However, it led to a situation where, at my best I could churn out one AAR per week.
Broadcasting game play is quite the opposite. There is little to no post-broadcast effort required (at most social media posts), and the feedback is immediate (for viewers can interact with me live during the stream). I am able to post daily (to Twitch) and cover much more content than I possibly could attempting to write a blog post after playing a specific game.
Again, this blog is not dead or abandoned. I am just trying to determine how best to integrate it into my Twitch broadcasting space.