I find one of the major things that keeps me still yoyoing is this forum, YoyoExpert.
I haven’t met anyone in real life who yoyo’d when I started. I eventually met a fellow yoyo’er in real life through this forum from the Contest and Events section.
I go on here on a daily basis and the biggest things I’ve learned here are not just tricks but rather how to maintain a yoyo, from cleaning, swapping out response pads, bearings, lubing, what to buy etc.
This forum is a huge network in yoyoing for me and if it didn’t exist, I would’ve only learned about 1/6 or less the amount of yoyoing knowledge I do know now.
Everybody here is very mature I find and there is jokes but very little trolling which is surprising for a forum with a lot of youngens. Shows the high maturity of young yoyo’ers. I would like to thank everyone here from the admins to the regulars and to the newbies for keeping me yoyoing.
EDIT: Oh, I Forgot to answer my own question, no I would not be yoyoing if it weren’t for YYE. It’s what keeps me going and if not, it is the number one thing that keeps me going.