Twitch is not gonna be a thing for me. And here's why:
Most importantly, the absolute vast majority of streamers totally sell themselves out, personality-wise, to try and gain audiences. They engage in ways that are completely unrealistic, hyped up and over-exaggerated. And that is schoolyard fake crap that will burn them out, because pretending to be something you're not is not sustainable. Period. And to those who say "I'm only ever being myself!" I quite simply don't believe you, especially at the point at which you were building your audience up.
Secondly, I like to game for fun, and I thought I could just stream it and have fun and chat along the way...and that's really not possible. For a casual gamer like me that plays 'popular' or mainstream games, Twitch streaming is pointless as you'll never get cut through audience-wise over the bigger guys who are playing the same games.
Lastly - and this applies to real life as much as Twitch - this "follower obsession", "like obsession" and similar is an exhaustingly flaccid and vapid way of living. Literally means nothing. Actual meaningful connections beats Likes any day.
If you're making $ off streaming, well done you: hope it's sustainable. If you're thinking about streaming for $, be very clear in your mind about how far you're willing to sell out to live off the streaming game.
Final note: no-one is reading this. And that's not a cry for help, last minute plea for followers, it's actual fact. 90%+ of social traffic is fake, and I've now witnessed first hand how easy it is to buy your way to a credible-looking social/streaming profile with loads of followers. This is all made up, and so little of it is real. Except @shellyshenoy - I didn't know who she was before getting into Instagram for gaming. Keep up ya work Shelly, you're killing it. :)
Laters! I leave you with a Dubsmash.