Dear Lord, Where Did the Time Go. We Turned 9 Last Month!
The first photo ever published on Woody Boater – October 2007
They say, and its true, the older you get , you start forgetting how old you are. Well, last month..October was our 9th birthday. making this our Tenth year! I, ugh, mmm, I don;t get it. Its felt like a week, or two.. Ok maybe 450 weeks or so. I started trying to look up some stats for this and honestly its all over the place because we have redesigned Woody Boater 3 major times.
Here is the first mast head – wow we had 10 readers a day. And I was thrilled
We started on Blogspot and that was fun and then it all exploded on the new Woody Boater and then again on the New New Woodyboater. We are close to 4,000 stories and I have no idea how many photos tens of thousands. As to comments, 50,000 thats right, 50,000 comments. We are way over 4 million Views and growing. To be honest, I am not sure how it all gets done, but it does. I know folks ask me all the time and I just don’t know. The fun fact is that we have not missed one day in 9 years. NOT ONE DAY! Power outages, web crashing, visiting Africa, business trips, all of it. The fuel that keeps it going is you, the one reading today and participating. Making life more fun and bringing your perspective to this crazy world.
Things got fancy in 2008
Here is our 2008 update! When we changed to Just Woodyboater.com
We never did find any readers in Wyoming! And we searched for them.
A huge thanks to Al Benton for being the first real Woody Boater out there. He kept the comments going!
And then this happened! KABOOM! Woody Boater was born as a leader in the Daily News for classic boating. The barn find of the Decade with Thayer IV and Mariah. I still can feel those attacks!
Did you have what it took. Yes, this shirt sold out three times. We are the sons of varnish!
Yeah, that happened one February! I think that caused some issues at a later date!
Big Woody! I got tired of making them. But a fun award for two years
We raised over $20,000 together against breast cancer in three years!
We have photo shopped and photo shopped til we dropped!
Created award winning ads for magazines to try and push the passion forward
Saved Valentines Day for many of you! how many new little Woodyboater are out there cause you made a special card?
Back in 2008 on our 200th posting. That was around 3600 posts ago! YIKES Thanks Chris!
Amanda, we rigged the voting on that one! Yikes, I think she got 3000000000 billion votes.. mmmmm
Hats! We made hats. Sorry, no more hats!
had fun restoring boats in public!
Paul and Karen Harrison always breaking down. This time in Montana! It still makes me laugh, and thankful!
Been on never enough boat rides with good pals
T shirts and more t shits. We now sell over 500 in two days at lake Dora!
People love a warm cup of Coffee varnish in the morning now!
Introduced the concept of “Preresric Boats” Hell Ya! Thanks Ramseys!
With help from LARRY and the Katzs marina gang we started socializing Fiberglass as a huge part of the Classic Boat Community! long live Larry!
Remember her? yes you do!
You have helped countless lost folks figure out what boat they owned! What IZ it still is one the most popular features
A good 5 minutes of our 15 promised by the universe on CBS Sunday Morning
We have watched family grow up! Salter as a young chap!
Lily is now a Teenager! I think, either way we are all old to her now and she hates us all!But we love her and Mr Chad the Dad!
And this very special shout out to my side kick and a true gentleman!
Texx! We would be just air without the quality and passion of the man known as simply “Texx” We owe so much to the man no one has seen!