I’m a day late posting this, but I wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year 2018!

I’m going to be working on a few things this year related to photography, trying to get my Let’s Plays released to my YouTube channel, and trying to do more Live Streams on my Twitch channel, so I’m going to break them down one by one.

I’m still planning on doing photography for free, but I’ve had quite a few people say over the years that I should charge for my services. While I still don’t plan on charging for my photography services, if people want to donate/tip me for any photoshoot that I do, you are more than welcome to do that. I’m not going to specify a donation/tip amount, so if you want to donate/tip, feel free to donate/tip me what you think is fair.

For my YouTube channel, I need my own space and new computer equipment to enhance my ability to produce new Let’s Plays. I’m going to work towards saving up money to build a new computer and save up money towards getting my own apartment. I know that I’ll need around $2,000 to $2,500 to build the computer that I’m planning, so that will be one of my major goals for 2018. I’ll still produce Let’s Plays at my mom’s place, but they aren’t going to be as frequent as they were when I started doing them (largely because my mom is retired, and it would seem odd for me to appear that I’m talking to myself).

With my Twitch channel, I’m working on becoming a Twitch Affiliate. There are four criteria that I would need to reach in order to become eligible for Affiliate status:

  • Stream for 9 hours in the last 30 days
  • Stream for 7 unique days in the last 30 days
  • Reach 3 average viewers in the last 30 days
  • Reach 50 followers

The thing that I struggle with the most is getting new viewers to my Twitch channel, so I’m going to try to experiment with that and see how I can reach a target audience while streaming games that I would enjoy.

This is actually the perfect segue to my next topic 😛

After nearly two years, I finally have a new Website Poll available for people to vote on. I bought Final Fantasy Origins and Final Fantasy Anthology some time ago but haven’t played them yet. I thought about doing a Let’s Play over them, but I think it might be more interesting to do a blind run of one of those games as my first Final Fantasy that I’d play seriously (I’ve henpecked at Final Fantasy VI before but quit after a few minutes). Anyway, the new poll runs until February 2, 2018, so feel free to vote on it if you want.

All and all, I hope that everyone has a fantastic 2018. I’m going to try to be more active on my Website since there are several personal projects that I want to get done, and I am really hoping to get them accomplished this year. As usual, whenever I Live Stream on Twitch, I’ll post on my Facebook page and on my Twitter feed.

Ciao for now!