We want to thank everyone who has applied to be part of our stream team or contribute in some other way. This installment of TGM will address what we’re doing on that side so please read on.
Obi Moves On From GeekyAntics… Officially
If you’ve been keeping up with our HorsePLAY! podcast or just the general decline in community events, video uploads, and live events as a whole, it’s been clear that certain folks have been distant. One of those folks is our pal, Obi. With TSE (Top Star E-Sports) gaining traction and Obi having terrible time management to boot, we’ve decided it is best to part ways.
Obi will always be part of the GeekyAntics family but it’s clear that he can’t handle even the responsibility of showing up. To be fair, it’s been difficult for all of us. Life is full of adversity and shifting priorities so it’s only natural that folks will come and go. As one of the originals, this is a “good bye for now” rather than “farewell forever” scenario.
At this point, all this is a formality since Obi has been less and less involved with the show for over a year. Now y’all can stop asking if Obi left the show or not – there’s the answer! Don’t worry: we’ll send off Obi officially in the next couple of weeks, so you’ll have time to say bye (we reckon he’ll really disappear now LOL). Stay tuned to our podcast. Our podcast feed is sexy – check it out!
No More GeekyAntics Stream Team.. For Now
This departure alongside other disappointments has had me thinking a lot more about how we will do things in 2017 going forward. For several months, things have been brewing in the GeekyAntics Network. Rather than get into all the behind the scenes stuff, suffice to say that we are restructuring things, streamlining, and shifting our focus. The reality is that there is a lot of work involved with running this network and, while everyone involved has benefited in big ways, only a handful of people contribute consistently. This leaves us carrying a lot of dead weight and, to be frank, it’s burnt me out financially, spiritually, and even physically.
As such, I have made the personal decision to no longer invest in actively supporting or building a stream team, not on Twitch, YouTube, or Beam. Instead, we will focus on podcasts and written content. Anyone who wants to contribute will have to show that they’re not just trying to ride our coat tails and get free advertising, which seems to be the case with most.