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Why I Decided to Re-Vamp My Streaming Blogs

This may come as a shock to some of you, However before I went kind of the parenting and lifestyle route for blogging I was aiming to be a streaming blogger. I was continuing to post 2x per week however I was writing ONLY about streaming. My reasoning for this was I wanted to produce content when my 1st son was born and where I was a streamer I thought I had to do something similar. Fast forward to now, nearly 2 years later and I am having far more success with my lifestyle and random blogs than I ever did with streaming. There is many reasons for this which I will explore in the coming bodies of text however I think there could be some valuable information hidden in these that maybe just are hard for people to find due to their lack of SEO, tags, or whatever else have you! I know as a blogger I have so much to learn and so far to go to make this a viable source of income however I think it could be a great way to recycle content and bring back some new content and eyes to the blog also!

One of the hardest parts of content is well, making content! So often whatever you choose to do you may find yourself like me, getting stuck and trying to do the same thing over and over again. To the point it feels super repetitive. This is why I switched subjects in blogging because after writing blog after blog about streaming I felt like I Was starting to either run out of ideas, or I was finding I was repeating the same things over and over again and that is just not where I would like to be. In turn I found myself slacking and missing schedule blog days because it just was not working for me. Being a content creator is hard. We are always looking at ways to re-invent ourselves and make it so that people see things new and fresh from us consistently. People do not realize just how hard it can be to be a content creator, I know I felt that way with blogging when I was getting little to no one reading my blogs even though I felt the content was useful.


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While on Twitter one day I seen someone post about a tweet that may have flopped. What they said was if you post something you think has value, and maybe it flopped for whatever reason, be it wrong time of day, wrong audience, worded wrong, take it down, and re-post it at a different time. This really stuck with me and makes me think of blogging about streaming for all of those months. Sure, I was super new and felt like just posting a blog about streaming would some how gain followers or viewers. I was sadly wrong. At the time I had no idea what Search Engine Optimization was (SEO) and I still really don’t all that much. However I am learning more and more about what I can do to make my blogs become easily available to many readers instead of waiting to be found. I wrote about streaming for so long and feel like they are just sitting in my archives collecting missed opportunities that I feel like it may be time to re-vamp them and spice them up a bit for the new year. I can take my time and find out proper tags and titles that can bring people into the blog. Even though currently I am trying to get back into streaming after having a new baby in the recent months and streaming is kind of on the back burner, I think this could be a great way to share the knowledge that I have with others in hopes they don’t make the same mistakes that I did when I started! The fact is streaming is not for everyone, but there is so many tools out there to help you decide or become successful that if you only know where to look you will find it a lot easier!

Here is what I am going to do starting in 2022. I will be taking some older, more popular blogs that I had written about streaming. I do not have the amount to go weekly here however I do have quite a few that I will be re-vamping or tweeking a little bit to add into a bi-weekly feature. These blogs will be released again on Sunday’s and hopefully with the knowledge that I have made in terms of blogging it can reach a new batch of folks who may be looking for their own tips and tricks in terms of streaming. I know I am still learning about streaming in so many ways that having a batch of ideas in one spot for others to see would be a huge thing I think especially if some things were updated and what not too. It also will help to put out a little extra content in the blog periodically through the year!

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In short, I am really excited to hopefully see this used information re-done and brought back to life. I think it could be a huge way for me to recycle information and bring back some of my first blogs back to life. I was so naive when it came to blogging I legit had no idea what I was doing. I just posted and hoped for the best. Now with some knowledge over the past 2 years I cannot wait and see if there is a difference between the quality and how well it will be received! And if there is no difference obviously I need to go back to the drawing board and majorly look over some successful tips for blogging!

Have you gone back through and tried to re-write or re-vamp some of your old blogs?

Did you find a big difference between the originals and the new ones?


Let me know in the comments below, I would love to hear your experiences!

What Got Me Into Gaming

A lot of people or kids growing up, I would assume can relate to video games in some way, shape or another. Whether you were a casual gamer or given a time limit from being obsessed with gaming from the start (this was me) can understand why there is such a vast appeal for gaming even at a young age as well. And if you were not as fortunate as some to have a console chances are you had friends who did have some that you would check out whenever you went there for a sleep over or after school fun!

The early days of my gaming were spent with my brother and sister and occasionally my mom trying to get the furthest on our Nintendo. My mom had another daughter who had passed away from a disease called Fanconi’s anemia. I wont go into detail in this post but you can read more about that here. We would all try to see who could get the furthest in an afternoon (remember there is no saves!) And try to get to Bowser than rescue princess peach! We also would try to play games that my dad had like a boat racing one that I cannot for the life of me remember as well as duck hunt. We even had the bright orange almost neon gun that was made of plastic and you used to shoot the ducks. If you missed be prepared to be taunted by the dog popping up over the tall grass too.

After playing this for years and seemingly being the only games my mom could kind of play with us, we received the original play station from Santa. And our family friends had gifted us destruction derby and Spyro the dragon (I know this really ages myself eh?). We played this for hours and hours. And as our friends got different games we would trade them for a week or two til we met them again. This was a good and free way for all of us to get different games without paying a rental fee or buying new games. And if we liked it we would end up saving our allowance to buy it. We ended up saving for the Crash Bandicoot’s and Spyro’s once they all came out as we loved those games a lot.

As we got older, my sister kind of fell off the bandwagon of gaming. Unless it was a classic she did not really want to be interested in them. My brother would slowly trade in the consoles he had as time went on getting a Nintendo game cube, then the ps2 when it came out. As well with games we would do the same thing. Trade them in for different ones at a local video game store. I normally got the same ones as always being the Spyro and Crash Bandicoots. They would be my top favorite and occasional other story games also too. My brother would trade them in for the newest resident evil games. I liked watching him play but even that gave me nightmares so I never played them myself. And he would always get the newest Super Mario or Mario Sunshine Games as well too.

As I got older and was in collage I jumped on the guitar hero bandwagon. I loved playing them in my dorm with my friends however it was always a joke and good time. Though my ex who was an absolute piece of garbage would smash them and replace them when he was mad at me. Thankfully he is out of my life since I was 20 and I have my current boyfriend of 10+ years who appreciates gaming as well too.

When my currently boyfriend and I first got together I did a bit of dabbling in call of duty on his ps3? Or maybe ps4? I’m not entirely sure I am nearly positive it was the play station 3, but I did play a bit due to not working a whole lot and when I stayed at his house he would be at work and I would have nothing to do. This was short lived because I eventually got a second job and had nearly no time left for anything let alone gaming.

Fast forward to when my boyfriend started playing Rainbow Six Siege. He was playing with someone who would be streaming. I was not really back into gaming however I did download a game on my laptop called Stardew Valley. It was such a fun game and reminded me of Harvest Moon from way back when I was a child. The more I watched him play Rainbow Six on his computer the more I thought that I could do that. Since he was on the PC I wanted to play but decided to start on the PS4. I found a few people from his friends stream who also played on console. And here we are today. I barely game on my (his) PS4 and I have my own computer. I did use his old potato after he upgraded but that was short lived due to it being so old and slow.

Now as of today, I would say I am a semi regular streamer streaming 3 days a week and trying to grow my community to include people from all around the globe. I know the impact and friendships that I have made streaming are some of the closest people I am in contact with today. So much so I probably talk to them more than my own family at times. The bond we have and the way you can disconnect from reality when gaming is incredible.

That being said, As silly as I thought it was when I was a child. I will more than likely limit screen time with my own children. There is nothing wrong with gaming or having some time on the screen however I do believe that an hour or two can quickly turn in to too many and then it becomes an addiction and a root of a lot of fights. I seen that with folks who had children far before I did. Sometimes it can be hard growing up with so much technology to remember that when I was a 90s kid there really was not a whole lot of technology around we had to essentially make our own fun!

What consoles did you have if any growing up?
What is your all time favorite video game?

Let me know in the comments below and I cannot wait to hear all about them!

  • Stacey

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