My fellow Woodyboaterites, I would like to take a few minutes of your time to update you on what has and is taking place on Woody Boater. You are a big part of Woody Boater, your support, comments and stories you supply are the heart and soul of it all. When you submit a what iz it story, or have a fun comment, or help make a connection, you show the world what this amazing community is all about. The love of classic boats, all while having fun.
So, how many of you are there? Well, the stats are in daily, and according to the stats, there are more of you than last year. Up about 10%.. We are averaging around 4500-5000v iews a day and there are about 300,000 unique visitors a year to Woody Boater, depending on how its all read.. That’s close to 2 million views a year.. I can still remember our first 1000 readers A YEAR! In a strange way I feel like I know each and everyone of you. I said it was strange. But its true.
One thing I am asked all the time is what sort of traffic do we generate for our sponsors. Without specifics, I can say that its a lot. For example, according to our stats we send about 200 or so readers a day to the Chris Craft club Boat buzz site. Our sponsors, the folks that support all this for us all to do this are still here after years of loyalty and we ask you do the same for them, and let them know why you are there. In a sense we are you, you are us, and we are all together is making this a fun, safe, and friendly lifestyle.
Changes coming to Woody Boater. OK OK I know, you all hate change.. but the world is changing and we need to stay on top of it all for you and the community. First, the back end of Woody Boater needs to be rebuilt. Think about a full restoration, while never getting off the water. The back end is a mess. Over the years its been tweaked to death, we have some strange code that is causing the site to be blocked by google and causing the site to crash, that we need to figure out what it is. It’s the ugly side of the web. So its all going to be rebuilt and updated.
Mobil is the future. OK, for the rest of the planet its so last year, but for us here its new. You wake up and look at your smart phone, you check it all day, you go to bed with either a tablet or phone. Woody Boater needs to work on that device in a clean cool way. So you will see some design changes on the site. Yeah yeah, stop your bitchn, the future happens weather you like it or not.
Stories for this fall. You bet, we got some whoppers in the cue. This summer was spent on boat shows, lots of boat shows, but its all coming to a bitter close and we aint gonna stop. We hope to create a device that can blow varnish smell on you on your phone as well. We have some rumored barn find boats out there and I can say, one of them is gonna cause a war! I cant wait.. Yes it involves Pat Curtin>
Thats it, I hope to see many of you up in NY at the big International Show. I will be reporting Live from the show starting Thursday-ish. If you see me, stop and say hi. I love meeting each and every one of you.. OK, wait.. Maybe some of you.
Thanks for paying attention.. Matt and Texx