To adapt or not to adapt, that is the question.
I started this blog to review products, events, games and the like. I have over the last few years realised that there are so many sites that do this and are better at it. I lost interest as you can see by the lack of posts.
This is not the only thing that I have lost interest in. I started to stream over 4 years ago. I loved doing it, it allowed me to escape from the things going on in my life and for some time it did. Over the last few months, I have become disenchanted due to the ugliness of people coming into my streams.
Covid has shed a very bright spotlight on the ugly of the human race. Between the US Presidential election and Covid, the amount of hate, disrespect, and intolerance has grown. Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Twitch have turned into a cesspool of ugly.
I had one person just before I took some time off streaming say to me “Have I seen you on TV? Weren’t you on How to catch a predator?” I was playing Minecraft at the time and I do have LGBTQIA+ in the description on all my streams. So it is not surprising that hatemongers were targeting me.
Let me be clear, I am proud to be a Homosexual, I do not hide it and love who I am. I will not cower in a corner because some asshat came into my channel to take a shot at me (Who is most likely a self-hating closeted Homosexual themselves). I am however struggling on whether I care enough to adapt and reinvent Talking Nerdy into something else. I do want to return to streaming and even blogging, but it will not be the same. It may not even be the same name. At this point, I am not sure exactly what the content will be. I do promise if I do return it will be adapted into a safe haven for those that want and need help in fighting the negative onslaught of hatred.
For now, I sit and ponder exactly what it could be. If I do decide to come back be on the lookout for the reinvention of Talking Nerdy.
And for all of the close-minded, hatred filled people out there… My love will outshine your ugliness. For that, I am 100% confident.
Richard aka Talking Nerdy