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1. When and Why Did You Decide to Pursue This Dive At This Level? What was your inspiration and motivation?
2. How Long Did It Take For You To Accomplish This Dive At This Level From The Day You Decided To Pursue It, And Why Did It Take That Long?
3. What Was The Hardest Part About Achieving This Particular Dive Level?
4. What Was The Easiest Part About Achieving This Particular Dive Level?
5. What Is Your Advice For Someone Who Is Pursuing This Dive And Level?
6. What Are Some Of The Best Resources You Recommend to Those Pursuing This Dive At This Level, And Why Do You Recommend Them? Please Include Relevant Weblinks, If Applicable.
Resource 1: Break Diving - Come and get advice from other Break Divers!
Resource 2: Video Creators - This is a great resource as you're getting started with your channel.
Resource 3: Amazon - You can buy lots of great equipment here.
7. Tell Us A Story Of One Of Your Adventures While Pursuing This Dive (At This Level).
During those 12 years, looking back, I now realize two things: a) my channel grew on its own up to about 140 subscribers, and b) it stopped at that point.
Now, I don’t remember if ‘subscribers’ was a feature back then, but I do remember promoting my channel via my email list for at least a year, and so I guess that’s how I initially got some subscribers. However, thereafter, and for over 10 years, the channel basically just grew stagnant. I didn’t start to again gain subscribers until I actively started working for them in 2018.
The lesson I learned: you can get some initial subscribers initially if you ask your friends, but very quickly, the number of friends who will subscribe disappears. At that point, unless you keep at it, and develop a clear strategy for promotion, you probably won’t get many more subscribers. As a case in point, you’ll often find channels that have videos with hundreds of thousands of views, but the channel itself still has only a few hundreds subscribers. Why? A viral video alone many not bring you subscribers. Gaining subscribers needs to be a separate and distinct strategy.
And you’ll hear more about all this in my future certification posts as a YouTuber.
8. What Evidence Did You Submit to Prove You Met the Requirements for This Dive and Level?
I also submitted the URL to my YouTube page to the dive committee on Break Diving, and a number of members certified that I did indeed have my own YouTube channel. I hope you will check it out yourself too, watch some videos, and if you like, please subscribe! Help me get to 1,000! I’m over halfway there!
9. Will You Be Pursuing The Next Level For This Dive? If Yes, Why? If Not, Why Not?
10. What is the Break Diver's Creed?
And having made this post, and provided adequate evidence to the dive committee, Monroe Mann is now hereby certified by Break Diving, Inc. as: Artist - YouTuber - Level 1. Congratulations ! Thank you for being an inspiration to others!
Certificate number: 23
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