Friday, September 2, 2011

Happy Birthday, My 1-2-3 Cents

That is a WWF birthday hat on my head. 
By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger on Twitter

It's hard to believe, but it's been one year since I created My 1-2-3 Cents.  I had already created a personal blog called "I'm Just Sayin'" in which I talked about my life and family, my job, and my love of wrestling.  I only wrote a few times about wrestling though.

It was a friend of mine who does a lot of blogging and vlogging, Certified Financial Planner Jeff Rose, who encouraged me to start writing about wrestling.  Honestly, I wanted to write about wrestling and share my opinions and memories for a long time, I just didn't figure anyone would care about what I had to say.  Jeff is not a wrestling fan, and I thought if someone who doesn't like wrestling is suggesting I do this, I'm sure people who do enjoy wrestling would read it.  So I wrote that first blog back on September 3, 2010.

The My 1-2-3 Cents at Wrestlemania 27
It didn't take long for me to become addicted to the idea of doing this.  Soon, I was writing something every day.  My two buddies, Chad and Travis, had been emailing each other a couple of times a week for years, sharing our thoughts on shows and storylines.  Soon they were contributing articles and ideas.  My co anchor, Emily Eddington, is a YouTube guru who has a very successful channel called Beauty Broadcast.  She encouraged me to create a My 1-2-3 Cents YouTube channel as well.  At first I did a bunch of boring reviews of shows and shared my opinions on things in the world of wrestling.

Meeting Hacksaw, HooOOOooo!
Then, Jeff suggested spicing things up with a few crazy characters.  While I did that, but it didn't have much of an impact and soon I was spiraling out of control with the silliness.  I've decided to go back to the original format, and focus more on landing wrestling related interviews.  To date, I've posted "One on Ones" with Mickie James, D'Lo Brown, "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, Lex Luger, and Nikita Koloff.  It's been a lot of fun and I look forward to meeting with more wrestlers and sharing their stories with you.

The biggest boost to the blog in the first year was being named a "Blog of Note" by Blogger.  That happened back in February and the site picked up 25,928 hits.  I was shocked by this and excited.  Obviously, the honeymoon with that is over and we are working hard to network and get the word out about My 1-2-3 Cents.  To date, there have been nearly 74,000 page views.  My goal is 125,000 by the end of 2011.  Let's make it happen! If you like what you're reading, please share it with your friends.  Also, post comments and offer suggestions here.  You can also "like" us on Facebook.  Follow us on Twitter.  And subscribe to the YouTube channel.

1 comment:

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