1. What is the story behind your channel name?
Zachey is a nickname that my father has been giving me ever since I can remember, the D resides with my Last name. However, together the two sound pretty damn catchy
2. What is your video game history/background and all time favourite game?
I started with the PS2 and played Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex on repeat until I got a hold on Harry Potter: The Chamber of Secrets, my all time favourite game (i spelled it right for ya, hope you're happy :p ).
My gaming career stuck to the Playstation Nation where I got sucked into such marvels such as Uncharted, Jak and Daxter, and the Call Of Duty series till the PS4 days. Once that came out I would play with my real life friends Travis, Tristen, Hunter, and Ivan (and still do to this day) playing Rainbow Six Siege, Rocket League and I even got into an NBA 2K phase.
Once I got the money, I splurged a majority of my savings account on building a computer. With that, I decided to start streaming PUBG and The Darwin Project, and oh baby, here we are.
3. What/Who inspired you to start creating content on the internet?
My inspiration has to be Fred. Yes, Lucas Cruikshank's annoying characher with the high ass voice. That got me to start making comedy skits on an unnamed youtube channel. I had a lot of fun doing it until I stopped due to high school.
My streaming inspiration has to be StratusB, he runs a family friendly stream and was the first person I ever spoke to in chat. He is currently partnered and watching him grow got me really interested in the concept.
4. When did you start creating content on the internet?
I'd say 2013/2014 for YouTube On Twitch, March 2018
5. How did you find the first few weeks/months of content creation? (any funny stories/mistakes/highlights?)
A majority of that was a bunch of silence, i never really knew the concept of networking. A bunch of fun making those videos though. The same applies for twitch
6. How did you grow your channel? How did you network?
I started in the BNN and met a majority of you guys through the network. I've been sure to stick to only repping one network, but I am just becoming a fan of meeting new streamers just by browsing twitch.
7. What has been your proudest moment so far?
My proudest moment has to be actually convincing myself to click that Go Live button. It doesn't sound like anything that huge but, I had that fear of criticism and scrutiny for being the "weird" person I am. But one day, I just said "Fuck it." I am proud of that.
8. How did you find the technical side of content creation? Setting up your channel, etc?
Very fun, actually. I am a person that gets an extreme amount of satisfaction out if learning new things. Every time my channel gets a new bell or whistle my knowledge boner grows that much more :3
9. What do you enjoy most about your content creation hobby/career?
The people, no question about it.
10. What don't you enjoy so much about your content creation hobby/career?
I'd say the way it could fuck up my academic life if I commit to it too much in a day or week.
11. What are you short term and long term goals for your channel/s?
I want to be cozy and have a small community by the end of next summer, and hopefully partner sometime after that. Other than that, I also want to test out an educational format on the channel where I go through a specific subject in science and dumb it down so everyone can understand it
12. What advice would you give anyone looking to get into content creation?
DON'T OVERDO IT Ooft, Mental health can be severely affected if you don't take time off the social media and the streams. For me, I dive into my Chem book and read ahead to learn the newer concepts.
But basically, I'm saying that you should have more hobbies than just twitch. I couldn't imagine doing twitch constantly all the time. If that hinders my growth, I'm okay with that, because doing all that other stuff keeps me happy, and I can't do any of that stuff if I'm not.
13. Finally, what other content creators do you enjoy watching and recommend people check out?
Want to see more of ZacheyyD? Find thim on Twitch at www.twitch.tv/ZacheyyD and on Twitter www.twitter.com/ItsMeZacheyyD
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