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JoeR247 Interviews... Uncle_Unicorn

1. What is the story behind your channel name?

My wife says I am a Unicorn because I always say things will work out, or things are getting better or will get better...etc. I have 4 nephews. So Uncle Unicorn.

2. What is your video game history/background and all time favourite game? 

I started playing video games when I was 5 with pong on Atari. I was a console only gamer and played mostly sports games with a few exceptions. Loved Mega Man and Contra and a couple others, but played sports games because my brothers and I could play against each other. I am the middle of three boys.

3. What/Who inspired you to start creating content on the internet? 

Creating content for the internet, my friend TJ did. He had a livejournal back in the day. I started one too. Since then I have been creating a variety of content online. That was 18 years ago.

4. When did you start creating content on the internet?

18 years ago! Lol Livejournal. I was kotw_21 (King of the World)

5. What is your content creation setup. Specs and accessories?

I have a laptop and I have access to the entire Adobe creative suite, which I used for work for the better part of the last ten years.

6. How did you find the first few weeks/months of content creation? (any funny stories/mistakes/highlights?) 

First months of streaming has been amazing! So many awesome people I have met! Best thing so far has been the fitness challenge. I challenged a younger guy who is in better shape than me to a fitness challenge once a week for the whole month.

Last night I had to drink 14 raw eggs on stream! It is awesome since I am raising money for a charity, but the hype and excitement around it has been so fun.

7. How did you grow your channel? How did you network? 

I use twitter to get to know people. I also go and try to find fun people to watch on twitch. Discord has been a good source of networking too.

8. What has been your proudest moment so far? 

Proudest moment, I have helped (with some of my new friends obviously) spread the word and get views/followers for over a dozen new twitch streams so they could get affiliate.

Helping them grow has been really rewarding.

9. How did you find the technical side of content creation? Setting up your channel, etc? 

Pretty easy. I had awesome people to ask questions to, but it hasn't been too tough so far.

10. What do you enjoy most about your content creation hobby/career?

Getting to know so many people from all around the world.

11. What don't you enjoy so much about your content creation hobby/career? 

Um...I guess the couple of trolls who have started to show up in my lunchtime stream. That is weird and a bit disturbing.

12. What are you short term and long term goals for your channel/s?

Short term - grow my community and connect with other awesome people

Long term - make content creation for myself a my job instead of creating content for someone else as a job

13. What advice would you give anyone looking to get into content creation? 

Take it slow, have fun, and get to know people. Just worrying all the time about numbers will lead you into the wrong sort of communities.

14. Finally, what other content creators do you enjoy watching and recommend people check out? 

You want to find awesome streamers? Go to twitter and type in #GoonieSquad check out those streamers. They are friends I have made since I started streaming and they are all great humans.

Uncle Unicorn is a twitch variety streamer who does lunchtime streams and then streams Smite and other games at night.

Find his stream at www.twitch.tv/uncle_unicorn_ and on twitter at www.twitter.com/uncle_unicorn_m

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