Then when my Periscoping got up to about 5-6 Periscopes a day I started to get emails from friends and family to the effect of "you sure are on Periscope a lot, aren't you?"
Some closer friends and family went so far to say "You're addicted" or "Why do I get notifications that Darrell is about to Periscope at 4:30AM? and then again at 11:00PM at night?"
For a while I would tell people to follow me on Periscope but make sure to turn off their notifications otherwise I might disrupt their sleep patterns.
At a certain point I would start to get a little depressed if a certain number of viewers failed to come into my broadcast.
In fact that may be the key reason I prefer Periscope over Meerkat is due to my complete lack of patience. Most "Meerkasts" I've done take several minutes for a few viewers to arrive while Periscopes typically take a few seconds to get viewers.
Then about 105 days ago ( give or take but, who's counting really?) I stumbled upon Blab. I remember that week distinctly because I got about 2-3 hours of sleep. For those unfamiliar with Blab it is like Google Hangouts and Periscope had a love child that has interesting Meerkat abilities like scheduling broadcasts.
After a few week stint of my own blab show followed by a few week stint of a show I cohosted with the talented Sam Collier I realized a few areas of my life were suffering.
I just began checking out blabs again after about a week or so hiatus out of curiosity and seems like a whole new platform. I haven't Periscoped in about a week or so since my usual journey to the gym is shrouded in darkness and thus not too entertaining or educational.
I know I'm not alone because some people on both Blab and Periscope spend ridiculous amounts of time on either or both platforms. On Blab in particular - I've witnessed dozens of bed-Blabs done by people who just can't step away from their computer
How about you have you become addicted to livestreaming? Let me know in the comments below.