My fellow Woody Boaters, I pleased to announce that we have now officially taken over the U.S. and soon will dominate Canada and the rest of the world. Later this week and into next week we will also be reporting from The great Down Under from our New Zealand office. With reporters now in almost every major classic boating area, we can now report on any event that happens in Classic Boating live. Texx and I started looking through the data. It’s crazy. With in 4 short years, you the readers and contributors have shown the world that the Woody Boater lifestyle is alive and well, and growing. yes.. Growing. With web hits growing to over 4 million last year and trending towards a 20% increase this year. You have made Woody Boater the most read publication in the hobby, passion, sport, what ever you want to call it.
We have had the Boulder office for some time now, but we also have had one in Calgary, Hessel, Lake Tahoe, Traverse City Michigan, Chicago, and now Lake George, Spokane, Portland, Austin, Algonac, Lake Dora Florida, Oklahoma, Iowa, Idaho, Oregon, Washington State, Ohio, Clayton, Lake Hopatcong, Minneapolis, South Carolina, Lake Minnetonka, Los Angeles, Orlando, Lake Arrow Head, Toronto, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand.. The list goes on.. No Wyoming yet. These are not just readers locations. These are folks that contribute regular stories, information and advice and go to shows to report, and contribute there brain power to improve things. We are marketing people, tech experts, Social media stars, Music stars, Tech giants, restorers, Bankers, Lawyers, Doctors, Collectors, Financial people, photographers, artists, ACBS board members and current and past presidents, event organizers, web designers, architects, Engineers, all as readers and offering much needed advice. No editors though or HR department. THANK GOD! We were as shocked as you may be to see how this has all played out. So what next? We expand. We reach different groups that admire these wonderful water craft and ask them to be part of the lifestyle. We stay ahead of technology to spread the gospel. If you saw this past Mecum auction, you could have seen it live streaming on Woody Boater. We plan to do more of that this year. With live streaming of our speech in Lake Arrowhead and Algonac. And for the first time ever. In Tavaras Florida. We are doing the Woodys for boobies program starting next week with a walk in Denver! last year we raised $20,000 for the Avon Breast Cancer walk. We have also expanded in other platforms to spread the word. Facebook , and now Pinterest. For those of you unaware of Pinterest. It is the future, At this time it’s growing faster than Facebook or Twitter was at its infancy. It also reaches a new audience that we must reach. Note that with in just one week, it has become in our top 50 of traffic sources.. One week!
In three weeks we will meet up in Tavares, we will be in a huge tent right in the thick of things. We invite you to come by and sit a spell and have a good laugh. It always is great to meet the readers and talk Woody boating. Thanks again for making this so much fun, Matt & Texx, and the Boatress.