As I work on KillieNutz Online, I have come to realize just how much work I have to accomplish to make the website into the best it can be. I have a hope KillieNutz will become the primary site for killifish hobbyists around the world to seek out information about the hobby and the latest news on conventions, shows and club meetings. I do not want to restrict this to one region, but to encompass the entire hobby worldwide.
Is this a huge undertaking – yep! Fortunately, I have time on my side (well as much time as life offers me).
Currently I am working in two areas – developing a decent database of all killies and adding a secure membership system. As for the database, I am generally adding more species pages on a daily basis, but I have not yet begun adding the information about each species to those pages. That will come in time. With over a thousand species and populations of killifish, it just takes time. My goal is to have solid information including the status of each species in the hobby as well as care and maintenance information. In addition, I intend to include the ‘scientific’ information to the pages.
My long range goals include a News Section which will make announcements of the latest research and descriptions of killies as soon as it becomes available. In addition to that I want to provide regular announcements of all shows and conventions worldwide that are coming up as well as club meetings and gatherings. In the long run, I am hoping to obtain permission from most of the clubs (local and international) to provide space to link their hobby-related articles to the KN Library. In essence this will be a clearing house for users to find information. I will not copy those articles here, but will provide an abstract for each.
I certainly will accept submissions of all types from anyone who wishes to write. Perhaps in the future I can offer a quarterly magazine (in PDF form) of what’s happening worldwide in the hobby, but that is a long range concept.
If anyone is interested, I am looking for writers, photographers and assistants in operating the website. Please feel free to volunteer (I ain’t rich, so I can’t pay anyone).