It’s been a long road, getting from there to here. But it finally happened! On February 9th, 2015 – My Subscribe button went live.
I was in the middle of a Wanderlust Adventures multicast with DancingFighter, Slackaholicus, and HJTenchi when it appeared on my page. I hadn’t told anyone that I had gotten my acceptance letter or that I had filled out the paperwork earlier that week. No, I waited ’til the button was ready to be pressed.
While I’m sorry that it happened during a multicast and potentially took the spotlight away from the other awesome streamers that were on call with me that day, I’m glad that my ‘surprise’ was well received. By the end of the day I already had 78 subs. By the end of the month I was just over 100 and had 8 emotes live!
Although nearly half of these were ‘hype’ subs that fell off at the end of the month, the sheer number of people that were excited that I got partnership was overwhelming. I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for each and every one of my followers, and I thank you for every minute you’ve spent in my channel, whether lurking or chatting.
Unfortunately, I missed out on a lot of my first month or so as a partner due to being in the middle of moving to California at the time. I do want to thank everyone that donated towards my moving expenses. If it weren’t for you, I wouldn’t be in my new place. Rest assured I’m much happier here and your assistance was invaluable to me. With lower monthly expenses I’m one step closer to the ultimate goal of full time streaming.
Full time streaming is a goal that most streamers have in the back of their mind. I’ve been fairly passive about it because I didn’t think it was attainable for me. While I will start putting a bit more focus on it by encouraging subscriptions and running a Patreon campaign, rest assured I will continue to stream even if I never get another penny from you guys. I love getting to know you guys and just hanging out while we play games.
And I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Thank you. <3