Monday, August 15, 2011

My 1-2-3 Cents Characters Future Endeavoured

Say good-bye
By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger on Twitter

The WWE is not the only company making cuts.  We here at My 1-2-3 Cents YouTube division have decided to lay off all of the characters on the channel.  Since creating the YouTube channel back in December 2010, I have tried hard to attract viewers to it.  I had some people tell me to come up with some over the top characters.

And so the Old School Warrior was born.  His first video brought a slight spike in viewers.  Maybe double what I had been experiencing.  So with the Warrior on board, I thought it would be fun to add more characters to the mix.  That's where the Wrestling Wizard, Professor Wrestlestein, the Old, Old School Warrior, Warrior's Mama, and Dr. Dropkick all came about.

Smartie the Wrestling Dummy
While the characters were not overly obnoxious, they did draw criticism from some people.  There was concern that doing these characters might hurt my reputation as a journalist.  Then I got the bright idea of doing "Smartie" the Wrestling Dummy.  That guy was way over the top and caused me to reevaluate my channel and the image I am portraying.  Plus I have kids and I don't want them to get ridiculed by their classmates because their dad is some weirdo on YouTube.

So after careful consideration, I've decided to put the characters on the shelf.  At least for now.  I've moved all the videos to private.  I have kept all my One on One interviews active.  Quite honestly, they have a lot more views compared to the silly characters anyway.  Now my mission is to find more wrestlers to do interviews with.

Wrestling is a passion of mine.  I'm blessed that so many people have started reading this blog and watching the YouTube channel in the first place.  Chad and I will continue to bring wrestling views for intelligent fans.  The  YouTube channel will continue to be updated, but without the silliness.  But seriously, I'd appreciate your feedback.

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