During the fairly early heydays of the YouTuber era, there was a time where I somewhat toyed around with the idea of doing similar not just for monetary gain, but for a sense of purpose & to perhaps establish my own little community. It wasn't until 2013/2014, where I'd often find myself daydreaming of how it all might work, but before too long, even back then, I'd then remind myself of the simply cold, hard realities of the matter as described perfectly by these two wizzies, >>161690 >>161705 >>161694
>I follow several Youtubers who have been pretty active for a decade and they never make it because they're fucking boring and only burgers like myself would ever watch some ugly guy playing an old game, giving sparse comments on a monotone voice.
Yep. With my startling lack of personality or original ideas, this is all it would have amounted to for me. On top of this, I live in quite a small home with my parents and, as a result, never really had the space necessary to stream and or make let's play, even when I still entertained the idea of doing so. I've got that sort of space now, but, beyond simply ditching the idea ages ago, the anxiety of putting myself out there is just too much to get past. Even if I did, like you said, I'd just be another boring asshole droning into a mic, while playing some uninteresting game or two, so there's really no point in expending the effort to just be another forgettable cunt adding to an already far oversaturated landscape. Even so, in some sense, it still feels like I missed the boat on my generation's "thing", in the same way I feel like I missed the boat on bitcoin, similar to how older people feel like they missed the boat by not investing in Microsoft. Even in the early days of streaming & lets plays however, I would've never made it. Perhaps I would've managed to attract a small & committed base of fans had I actually possessed the means of doing it back then, but beyond that, this sort of thing was never meant for a wizzie like me.
As an aside, it still blows my mind how much Youtubers, and such, actually get paid for doing nothing more than sitting around and playingPost too long. Click here to view the full text.