August TwitchCon Stream-a-thon
Friday, August 9th was a very long day as it began around 6 am and ended in the early hours of Sunday morning.
As of Thursday night, I had most everything ready for the launch of the stream-a-thon. All I had left on the list was to pick up snacks and whatnots from the grocery store.
So, Friday morning comes along. I am up and pumped for the day. I head out around 7:30am to fetch the groceries. I had no idea that mother nature decided not to turn on the a/c overnight…it was a sweltering 86 with a heat index of 94 already! By the time I got back home, it was a heat index over 100. The heat just vaporized all that vim vigor vitality I once had boiling within me! So, I decide, I can still start the stream by noon. Plenty of time!
I cool off and get the poker face painted up! A little bounce back in the step! All is good – not. My OBS was somehow corrupted. An uninstall/install was now required…and a complete rebuild of scenes. Sigh. Ok, I got this! We can re-build and I can still go live by 3, only 5 hours later than I really wanted to. Into OBS I go! Load up overlays, add cams, sounds, transitions, etc….we are once again good to go!!! Out of relief, I slide the keyboard back as I scoot away from the desk. and, well, as the day had been progressing, oops! A very wrong key is bumped and my primary scene is now deleted! Ya know, the one I literately just finished building, err, re-building! Yeah, that one!
It is near 6pm now as I finish the 2nd re-build of the primary scene. It didn’t take me that long to actually build it…but I had to step away and let loose some frustration first. If not, the keyboard would not have survived. At this point, the family is wondering why I am so insistent on still streaming. It is simple in many ways. Take your pick! The show must go on! Never, ever give up! I promised my followers! I said I would! I am determined! Hell or high waters…Imma gonna do it!
7pm and I can finally go Live!
It was a struggle to get this point but so very worth it! I am so blessed to be a part of the Twitch Community that has such a wonderful poker group! I haven’t taken the time yet to get the game stats from the stream, but I will get there. We didn’t bink any. I know we made the money in a few. It isn’t always about winning the game, but the fun you have trying. Don’t get me wrong…winning is very rewarding!
The stream was a total of 30 hours and 51 minutes with 25 new followers!
Below is a list of the wonderful community outreach. I had so much support from the community, I hope I don’t miss anyone. If I did, please just message me and I will get you added.
- PadresPatty x2
- JJCorrado x2
- UncleSlacker $50
- ChatRevoked $50
- TheRojas1 $25
- QuickQuestionNow $20
Bittie Bomb Brigade
Quadzilla for the ladies!