I agree that YT and even Twitch-fcbk (and soon Mixer) are saturated and that the odds of success don't justify the time investment, for me anyhow. That being said, that assumes people define success via money generated, which I doubt is the case with some here, who simply want to be heard. In my case, I have limited time to practice or write music. I have a full time job as a researcher and coach an olympic boxing team 3 nights a week. Given that these activities take time and more importantly energy, I have chosen to put all my eggs in the "practice + write" basket and not devote time on social media other than the occasional post. If I ever get good enough and write good enough music, then I'll consider that this could be a second career, until then, my mindset is that I'm a hobbyist grinding at the craft to maybe one day reach success. If I were an aspiring musician ready to "make it big now", then I'd probably look at the path that recent successful social media musicians took to build their following (if such people even exist), rather than look at the blueprint of people who were building their social media 11 years ago (Ola Englund, etc.).