For the past two days, we have been updating the back end of Woody Boater so it can be more secure. There has been a huge shift in Google and other web services co’s to make sure your website cant be used for crap like election meddling, hacking and other nefarious use. Google will and has been blocking un secured sites. Because our site is old, it was way over due for this sort of updates. Like needing new plugs, ignition and a carb rebuild. Think more heart valve than facelift.
What struck all the experts we got to do this, was that WoodyBoater still has amazing traffic. They were shocked and laughed about it. This little website is a miracle on said, and like a Volvo with a bazillion miles on it, just keeps going despite all the crap happening around it. Screen changes, mobile crap, web stuff, all of it. We can only attribute it to one thing. Loyal readers. That’s YOU!
I know you all want Wood Boats, pictures warm rides. So do I.
I find myself in the grind and sometimes forget to look up and appreciate what an amazing community we are! Even on a day when we talk about diarrhea on board, and the site crashes all over the place. You all kept going. The guys working on the site were able to see the live traffic as it was happening, thinking, what the heck. Traffic doubled during the breakdown. mmmmmm Hold on… WTF! So, maybe, just spit balling here. Gonna run this up the flagpole..
What if we just trash the site. Traffic would double.. And all the sponsors would get so much more business. people would start buying old wood boats and I could retire and do more Woody boater. Wait? Then I would have to fix it, and … I am in one of those loops again.. GOD! I need a boat ride. Not some lame one I see on line either. I need gas fumes, I need the spray of water, the burn of skin when touching chrome. The random breakdown and teeth jarring pound of a rouge wake. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!