On Thanksgiving night, I noticed that the story on our Facebook page wishing everyone a happy Thanksgiving had basecly reached no one. About 500 folks. I think its a link thing. Yes Facebook is strange that way.
On a normal day, its around 2,500-3,500 folks see one of our Facebook stories. Now, every now and then, when we do a special Evangaline or barrel back story its spiked to around 15,000 – 25,000. Now last night I spent a maybe 20 seconds throwing an older shot from Katzs Marina on there with just the simple caption. ” Eye Candy” And then fell asleep in a Tricktafan induced coma. Woke up and WTF? Close to 46,000 people reached, and close to 67 comments. What? There is nothing special about this photo. We shot a bunch of them while at Katzs a while back.
There is a pattern of Facebook, that if the image has words on it, or is a link Facebook dials it down. I get that. But what is it about this photo that reached so many peoples like button. Over 1,200 likes. Was it that people were board, online escaping the family arguments, and happy to see anything that was not a Turkey Image.
So, here you have it. On Facebook, one old image, and now here on Woody Boater you get the rest of the story.