As I was preparing a Memorial Day story, I noticed this mile stone, and thought, dang! To think when this all started in October of 2007 that a story a week would be impossible! Folks at the ACBS were asking me what my agenda was. I still don’t know, but I know I love helping the cause and community in away we can.
I thought it might be fun to share some other stats today. Now, this may be off since we have rebuilt the site 3 times. And stats have changed. But here goes.
We have had around 5 Million views, around 200,000 unique visitors a year. 55,000 comments, 675,000 spam comments, yes, spam! Why you do a math exam to comment. And Today, 4,000 stories, and I have no idea how many images. We have not missed ONE day including Christmas and even time in a hospital. We have shared births, deaths, marriages and divorces together. Boats being sunk, and reborn. Been on CBS Sunday Morning,( 20,000 views on one day alone!) and inducted into the Hagerty Hall of Fame. All together in this little strange place we all live in called Woodyboaterville.
This coming October will mark our 10th anniversary. 10 years! WOW! Trust us, we will have a great time during October with some splash back stories. Remember Joe Martel? The On Golden Pond fights,
Alex Watson and Mike Mayor and there “big guns showdown”? This is and has been one of the highlights of my pathetic life and love spreading the gospel every day. I also LOVE the comments and how it can change a story and surprise us all. So here is to another 10 years together, and keep clicking.
For those of you, all none of you that were there on the first day, Below is the ever first story we ever did. It took a year to reach just 1000 people. A YEAR! Man. The spelling is perfect and original! We were not WoodyBoater yet, I think when I signed this on Woodyboat I had the idea.
Ahoy Classic And Vintage Boat Lovers.
Welcome to Woody Blog. Participate in classic wood boat conversation, share your opinion on all things relating to classic and antique boats. We are working on the web site as we blog. Much of the site will contain information gathered here. Such as . Great Woody boats we have owned. Great locations to enjoy woody boats … Repair tips. Places to get parts and repairs when its all to much. We are also working with Wineo sign company. A unique company that uses old school lettering in a high tech way. In other words the best of both worlds. Kaptian Krunch.. Yes… has over 40 years experience in the hand letting world and has developed a way to take that letting and send it to you in gold leaf.. You apply it and Varnish it. Its great. As to me. I own 6 woody’s and am always looking and selling to keep the fun alive. Its more learning and understanding than using. This is quickly becomeing a lost way of life. All the orig workers and builders are retired and have moved on. There is a handful of folks still around and eager to share there wisdom. That is why we are here. To give a voice to such folks. Thanks for participating, your words and thoughts are omportent… Thanks.. Woody Boater