Moving away from Google/Youtube Gaming

If you didn't hear, Youtube changed their monetization requirements to something pretty much unobtainable for super small channels (like mine). I was starting to make good progress towards the old guidelines which required 10,000 lifetime views, and they pulled the rug out from under me.

I understand why they did it, and it's not like I'm here to make a few bucks from doing this, but it's still pretty discouraging. As a result, I'm going to move my game streaming over to Twitch once I'm done with Resident Evil 7.

I've never used much Google stuff to begin with, but ever since I got my iPhone I've gone back to Google search. It's been irritating me with all the redirects to Google apps, so I'm dumping them for DuckDuckGo. The dark theme is a big bonus of making the switch.

I'm not sure about Youtube itself. I'll probably still throw some videos on it when it makes sense, but I just don't see any of them getting views (plus my videos aren't exactly amazing anyways).