At the moment, I'm a full-time streamer and on-camera host! I've also written and produced professionally in the past within the gaming industry.
Years ago, I worked at Walgreens (starting off as a cashier and then being promoted to a beauty advisor) and then left to work at GameStop as a seasonal hire. I started working at GameStop around the same time I started streaming. (Kinda funny how I ended up eventually joining the GSTV team, huh?)
After the holiday season, they offered me a part-time job, but I turned it down so that I could focus on streaming. On October 16th, 2016, one year after my first stream, I announced that I'd made the decision to take a hiatus from college in order to follow my dreams and pursue a career in the industry. I thought a lot about what I wanted out of life, and I realized that life is too short and fragile not to be doing what makes me happiest, especially because I'm fortunate enough to have the option to do so. I now get to do what I love most for a living because of the support of my incredible community, and I am infinitely grateful for that. I strive to be my very best and to use my time to improve my channel.
In addition to streaming, hosting is a huge passion of mine and something I am very excited to continue pursuing. I discovered this love when the wonderful folks on the Assassin's Creed team at Ubisoft invited me to cover some events with them and knew it was something I wanted to chase.
After working a bit with GameStop on some sponsored stream work, I was reached out to by the GSTV team about screen testing to join the show as new talent. After hosting on the show for several months, I became more involved on the writing and production side, and eventually started working at the GameStop corporate office as a producer and writer for GSTV along with working on internal communications for the company. I transitioned into the position after 2 years of full-time streaming, and then returned to full-time content creation and freelance on-camera work after. Working on GSTV for a year and a half was an incredible learning experience for me, and I'm so grateful to have been a part of the show.
What games do you stream?
I am a variety streamer, so I'm up for trying anything. I do polls on my Twitter often when deciding what game to play on stream! You can click here to view a full list of every game that has ever been played on my channel.
When did you start streaming?
My first stream was on October 16th, 2015. However, for the first few months of streaming, my schedule was very inconsistent due to work and classes, along with Internet and CPU issues. After I got my new PC in early January, I became a lot more serious about what I was doing and my schedule became very consistent- 5 or 6 days each week for 4-7 hours each day. I became a Twitch partner on February 18th, 2016 and got my sub button on February 26th.
Why do you like to stream?
Streaming became a passion for me very quickly after I started. Since I was young, the only thing I've ever known that I absolutely 100% want to do with my life is spread as much happiness and joy as possible-to touch as many lives as I can in a good way. I believe that we live in a world that is filled with far too much negativity and sadness. I want to do what I can to bring more light to the world. Streaming enables me to affect a viewer directly. I want to make my viewers smile, laugh, and feel welcomed and cared for and I always try to focus my streams heavily on interaction and positive, fun vibes! I am in love with the ability to interact and build relationships with viewers on a more personal level. I think this is an incredibly unique thing that you can find on Twitch. I am always striving to improve and I find great joy in being able to make even just one person's day brighter. Charity work has also been tremendously meaningful to me for my entire life, and our community has been able to raise over $100,000 for a number of charities over the past few years. Being able to make a positive difference in the world is my favorite part about streaming by far.
Why did you decide to start streaming? What inspires you?
I decided to start streaming after having discussions about it with several great friends of mine who were broadcasters. They told me that I would really love it and that they thought I had a good personality for it. Before I started streaming, I was actively uploading gameplay videos to my YouTube Channel, so I was familiar with the idea of using videogames as a tool for creating content. I had always had Twitch as something I wanted to try one day in the back of my mind, but making friends who strongly encouraged me gave me the push I needed to give it a shot. I'll never forget the smiles and laughs shared at my first stream. I became addicted right away.
Has anyone ever told you that you look like Rogue from X-Men?
No. Nobody has ever told me this. If you tell me this, you're sharing an incredibly unique thought with me that has never crossed another person's mind ever. Kappa.
What is your favorite game?
If I had to pick just one, it would probably be Dragon Age: Origins. I am a huge fan of story-driven games that have decision-making. I also love the rest of the Dragon Age series, Animal Crossing, Mass Effect, Assassin's Creed, Bioshock, Portal, The Elder Scrolls, The Last of Us, Stardew Valley, and The Walking Dead Game.
What is your favorite movie?
The Prestige, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and the Lord of the Rings trilogy are the first few that pop into mind.
Did you change your username?
I did! For several years, I was known as SinfullyRiddling online. This was a username that I came up with in 8th grade- the 'Riddling' bit being a tribute to The Riddler from Batman, who was a favorite villain of mine at the time, and the Sinfully bit being a word I randomly chose because I thought it sounded cool.
As time went on, I realized more and more that this username didn't really embody me- it was wordy, long, difficult to remember, and I felt that the "Sinfully" part in particular didn't really capture my spirit or the vibe of my branding. As I moved forward with my career, I discovered my love of on-camera hosting and wanted to use a full hosting name- Meg Kaylee. I knew it would be even more difficult for people to remember both Meg Kaylee AND SinfullyRiddling so, after lots of thinking, I made the decision to rebrand myself entirely.
What tips do you have for people who want to start streaming?
I made a video about this very subject for my YouTube channel! CLICK HERE to check out my tips, tricks, and advice for new streamers!
Help! My question wasn't answered here!
Feel free to stop by while I'm live on Twitch and throw your question in the chat or tweet it at me!