Can Someone Please Explain Our Facebook Page To Us?

Screen Shot 2015-11-28 at 6.27.45 AMOn 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.

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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.


Another version of the shot


And another

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.


I even did a cleaned up version a while back.

So, here you have it. On Facebook, one old image, and now here on Woody Boater you get the rest of the story.

You can visit our Facebook Page HERE

19 replies
  1. Jack
    Jack says:

    Regarding the Facebook dilemma……I just left a message for Zuckerberg……he should be calling you today!

      • Allen
        Allen says:

        Use the ice bucket challenge. That idea used multiples and increased contributions by 400% in 4 months over the prior year.

    • Kevin M Callihan Sr Esq DP 1/10/2001
      Kevin M Callihan Sr Esq DP 1/10/2001 says:


      I only recall those days when they shined with you and Lou Rauh until we both found out what his credibility could have been but was not to ever be. Best to you and the Irish boy who put my Shannon together for me. KC.

  2. Bob Kays
    Bob Kays says:

    Waiting on black Friday lines, just scrolling through with nothing better to do. Or as you said, tired of family. Everyone like looking at these boats even if they are not sure what they are looking at. To them just a beautiful boat.

  3. Lelia Zinnecker
    Lelia Zinnecker says:

    OK, here is my answer to why I shared the woody Chris Craft boat with all of my friends. My grandfather built wooden boats starting in 1930, and serviced Chris Crafts for decades in Houston. My Dad did the same thing for many more years. My Dad’s relatives retrieved and restored many beautiful wooden Chris Crafts here in Texas, and I just love to see these boats. So many great stories come with them! Lelia Zinnecker

  4. Jon H
    Jon H says:

    Tricktafan? Calling you on this one Matt. Not even close, it’s tryptophan, and amino acid our bodies can’t make but is needed to build proteins!

    • Jack Schneiberg
      Jack Schneiberg says:

      Hey, hey, hey…………it’s Thanksgiving weekend and I am grateful for the full year’s worth of educational entertainment Matt provides us daily. Let’s not dwell on his rebuilding of the English language. After all, if “spell checker” doesn’t edit him out……who are we to judge.

    • Matt
      Matt says:

      Ha! well that one is a train wreck but now can’t change it or your comment won’t make sense. Less sense than the typo mess. This is a conundrum? Ha spelled that one right. I think

  5. Troy in ANE
    Troy in ANE says:

    FB is a mystery to me anyway. Even though I “like” and “follow” WB on FB I almost never get any postings from you. (or Sandi for that matter)
    I seem to get lots of William Hammond’s rants, but he warned me about that when I friended him.
    I have now joined 4 Chris Craft groups on FB (not sure why we need four) and the Formula Boat Owners group.
    Almost never look at FB in the summer, but it fills in those dark evenings in the winter.

    • Eric Arthur Blair
      Eric Arthur Blair says:

      Just remember he who controls the present controls the past…He who controls the past controls the future.

  6. Bill Hammond
    Bill Hammond says:

    Explaining Face Book is like trying to contain water on a slope. It can’t be done!! There is something to do with Algorithms but I don’t know how they work. I think the basic idea is; if you want to be seen by a lot of people then you’ve got to pay to promote it. Any “groups” are automatically sent to the back of the line. The only thing that I find that seems to work is if you have a lot of Shares!

  7. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    To understand Facebook you need to accept that you are the product, not the customer.

    Facebook wants Matt to pay them to reach his own audience but they will let a few innocent looking posts through from time to time to keep people engaged. The entire thing is a careful balancing act to keep people from realizing that FB is nothing more than a 24/7 advertising feed.

  8. Wilson
    Wilson says:

    Well, us ole timers who don’t understand FaceBook just enjoy the holiday weekend drinking wine and eating left over turkey.

    Interesting story in our local paper this morning about oystering in Chesapeake Bay. They do it a lot different up there than we do it down here.

  9. Gary
    Gary says:

    Glad Jon H called you on it. One of the drug panderers has rebranded it as Tryptan. The thing I remember about it is it comes in stereoisomers – don’t even try – and the source of one of those isomers is from marine venom. One of the mfr sources is shikimic acid. Now you are spelling challenged to use those two from only one glance.

  10. Fred B
    Fred B says:

    I follow your fb page, but rarely get posts. Thanksgiving day was super busy for me, but yesterday I stayed in all day web surfing and staying the hell away from any store that sold anything. Hence maybe why more traffic on the fb page yesterday.

  11. Kentucky Wonder
    Kentucky Wonder says:

    Businesses are told that they must use Facebook to reach the age 40+ crowd, and Instagram for the under age 30 crowd. From 30-40 is a communications scramble of the two.

    I do understand that that is HOW people communicate now, I just do not know WHY. Here is my theory…

    Social Media in general is a Shelter….for the socially homeless.

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