For the last two weeks, I've resumed streaming on Twitch on and off. Pretty much whenever I feel like it. It was a suggestion from a dear friend, and I kept getting encouragement from others in the community as well. So I thought, what the heck, why not? It's not like I've got much better to do. Though I've only done a handful of streams, it's had some interesting side effects. For one, I genuinely do feel more creative having attempted it. It still feels odd to turn on a camera and a microphone and call that an act of creation in and of itself, but it's true, I've made something that didn't exist before; if nothing else, memories, and for a fleeting moment, friends.
But to be honest, I don't think of myself as an influencer or content creator in this regard. The main thing that drove me to ever sign up for Twitch is the same thing that inspired me to give it a second look now; I needed a way to bond with others at a distance. It's been fascinating to see the online content creation boom while most countries remain sheltering in space. We're all amusing ourselves to make the time pass as quickly as possible, to break up the monotony of everyday, while also crafting some semblance of routine. I'm not sure how much I'll keep up with it, but i do like that it challenges me in novel ways. It's also inspiring me to revisit my other creative endeavors. I reinstalled my drivers for my Wacom drawing tablet, and I figure now is as good a time as any to revisit digital illustration. Who knows, maybe I'll even craft some assets for my stream.