At the end of the day like, I’ve met straight cis folks who just like don’t make things and don’t have any hobbies and it baffles me as I think I assume everyone has that itch in their brain to make things
And I still believe everyone does and should try and be creative in many different aspects of their lives. Just that if you are someone who makes something understand that you likely have found yourself a healthy outlet for getting out emotions and embrace that
Essentially, you should make things because you want to and (this is also great life advice) when something stops being fun or comforting for you to do then listen to your body and stop doing it
If it feels good again later then pick it back up, there is a reason that everyone who has ever written a “how to make it online” self help book is either a cis white man or white woman
You are powerful and your words do matter, existing and creating is a statement in of itself
If you are able to make this your job it is literally because a meteor strike by your and the planets aligned in the right way, in a world of algorithmic feeds you do not have any direct control in your own successes online and accepting that fact early will treat you well in the future
You will also get a chance and not realize it was your chance until you blew it and it will be devastating, but there’s always going to be another opportunity
On this #mastomonday as an official old person content creator (I’ve literally been doing this for a decade) my only advice is this:
If you have an itch in your brain to make things and you get jumpy when you’re not making things and scratching that itch makes you feel things you haven’t felt before in your life, that feeling does not get heightened by getting paper
Trying to chase it leads to a bad cycle of getting sad whenever the numbers don’t add up to what you think they should be
its kinda odd using a podcast thing that reports stats after not knowing a thing about shades of brown for so many year (star afaik isn't tracking you, moreso of basic downloads from the server style stats)
and it essentially confirms what i've always figured that it's likely just my friends who are listening but i have enough fun making it and i'm good enough at creating it that i don't really give a shit?
like low or high numbers i'm having fun and thats the most important thing imho
a young child emerged from the dark, striken by how light the sun touched their face
in front of them they began to see a shadow, not like the ones they found in the caves
as they looked up and adjusted their vision, a dog looked at them curiously
"h-h-hello?" said the child
the dog looked
the dog sniffed
the dog barked
the dog then said
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Thoughts on week 1 of Overwatch League 2020
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