What did you do this week (and weekend)?
As part of a weekly series, these topics are a place for users to casually discuss the things they did — or didn't do — during their week. Did you accomplish any goals? Suffer a failure? Do nothing at all? Tell us about it!
Started livestreaming on Twitch last week.
From a new streamer POV, things are going okay. I streamed World of Warcraft twice and Pizza Tower twice so far. My most successful stream had 4 max viewers, 12 unique viewers and 5 unique chatters, so I'm definitely doing something right.
As for what direction I want to go into... I haven't decided yet.
My original plan was to do Patch 10.1 prep in Dragonflight and then climb the Mythic+ ladder hard in Season 2 whilst using stream clips to make compilation videos and shorts for YouTube. I want to be both an informative and competitive streamer. But the reason I have thought about going into variety content is because WoW is pretty stacked for streamers.
In the last of these threads I had posted that I had been applying to jobs in the awful programmer market after being laid off. Since then I've done two interviews, had one application rejected pre-interview (this one surprised me actually - I thought my skills were bang on), got three promising LinkedIn connections from cold emails, and the rest were non-responses.
I was really anxious about not sending out tons of applications, but my response ratio is pretty high. I'm glad invested time in making each application unique and researching the companies, even if it makes it suck a bit more when the rejections and non-responses do occur.
The two interviews were with a telehealth company and a clean energy company. I did them both on Thursday and they both went amazingly! I tend to interview well, and I think it's because I like the intensity of the situation - I thrive on stuff like that. Tests, competitions, performances, and job interviews light my starved little brain up like a Christmas tree. (When I am under-stimulated I start to Have Problems but I'll accept the good when it comes.)
The health place got back to me at the end of the work day today to say that they are bypassing the 2nd round of their normal three-round interview process and inviting me for the third one with the head of HR once they can schedule it. So, you know, that seems like a good sign.
I now have to prod the energy company to move things a little quicker, but the health company feels like a shoe-in. When I read the email it was like my mind and body unclenched and more tension released than I thought I had been carrying. I'm not quite done yet, but I know it's close. The relief.