Roughly five and a half years ago, I sat down and started typing. With no real forethought or ability to either spell or write. How much things have remained the same in 5 and a half years. And yet, how much they have changed. The first Woody Boater was a simple white header that just said Woody boats as I recall, no record if the image exists. The first story can be read here. Since that time we have made some dramatic changes, and tried new things that have failed, and done very well. The live streaming is one of the good ones, as is reader picture posting, like a microwave oven, what was life like before? We are trying to bring new learning and new fun ways to communicate with each other. Over the past two weeks we have been tweaking the design of the home page. A wider full bleed header, and a subtle shadow that divides the daily content with more permanent parts of the site. We are very happy to report that all 5 of the top sponsors have signed up for 2013 as have many of the other sponsors. Our sponsors are much much more than just companies buying ads. These are good helpful honest companies that we strongly support and believe in. We ask that you support them as well. Each year we have grown and last year, 2012 we are happy to report was our largest year, and 2013 is following the growth trend. Some boring stats. Roughly 2,000 folks show up a day to Woody Boater, they, you, click around about 3 pages. giving Woody Boater about 2 million views a year. And we are projecting around 2.7 million for 2013. We have tried to figure out how many folks out there in the world are interested in our glorious fun lifestyle. And to be honest, no one knows. We do know that for every 10 folks that show up to the site, 6 come back and stay. So, that says, they like the topic and we are all having fun. You like us, you really like us.
So whats up for 2013? Glad you asked, or your’e sorry you asked, or, you didn’t ask.. So what, I am the one writing this.. We will be at lake Dora for the big show, taking pictures, selling shirts, and going boating. ALOT! Then it gets crazy, we will be up in Michigan on Torch Lake for the cruise for the cure event. We are the Grand Marshal of the event. TAADA! The Woody Boatress is practicing her royal wave. She is demanding a tiara and a sash! Then we are off to Canada for the Poker run, and then in the works in August leading up to the Hessel Show a major event. It’s still in the works, but will be a week long event. Later in the summer we will also be headed to Idaho for the big International Show. We have always wanted to go there, so this year we are. Woody Boater is also moving it’s HQ in two weeks to Lorton VA. Right on the Potomac River next to the historic town of Occoquan VA. Waterfront property in DC? You bet. We have an entirely new world to explore and report on. We also plan or don’t plan on spontaneous fun events. We will making trips to visit Van Ness and take a tour of his new digs. Lake Mohawk, maybe some southern action, and defiantly some more west coast fun. Tahoe is ALWAYS refreshing in the summer. So stay tuned, send in your fun ideas and please keep commenting, your contribution to woody boater is the fuel..non ethanol fuel that keeps us going. Thanks again, Matt & Texx