Gee Wiz! I hate when I've been sick and I miss out on all the good stuff! I almost missed this post! Be assured that I'm always here to help when needed. It's been amazing how fast things are growing, which reminds me.... I'm working on the mugshots page for all our members. Send me your pictures folks, so I can get it up with all the members I have so far. I'll be posting an announcement for all today!
This place is Rockin' and covered with coralline!! Plenty of fish swimming here too!1000+ members!! Who would have thought that an experiment for us would turn into such a wild ride. Just to let you all know, we are dealing with product vendors to see if we can get any sweet deals for out CR
Members (can't tell you who they are yet until we're sure), and we have many offers for sponsorship which I'm doing my best to keep up with. Sometimes I'm in my mailbox more than I'm on the board, but it's a good thing!! Hmmmm....for some reason, some popular sites are approaching us, and want to be linked to Captive Reefing. I wonder how that happened? lol The search engines really like us, and other well known sites that have been up for years, email with many questions about how we got where we are so quickly. Our answer is generally, "from the loyalty and faith of our Members".
We'll always be building and adding more to the site. As always, if you think of something that might make it more user friendly & fun, please submit your ideas to any one of "The Troublesome Trio (Dakar, Repto or Me) :gathering: We try to announce everything new, but might miss some of the little tweaks here and there. I know that I'm still working on projects that we've planned from the start. Some of it requires $$$'s, and being a non-profit site, we do what we can, when we can. Looking forward to seeing all our members in a CR
T-shirt, Sweatshirt or Hoodie also. Give me some more time on that one. I'm hunting for the best company to actually do the work on the shirts and place our fantastic logo on...(thanks to Repto's fantastic artwork)! For those of you who don't know, He's responsible for the drawing of Rupert - CR
's Mascot! Rupert is my brainchild, and Repto is the father! I paint the pictures mentally, explain them to Repto and wha-lah!!.... Repto brings them to life. I put the coloring touch to Rupert with my mouse in hand, my beloved Adobe Photoshop, and quite a few days of work. Man was my hand cramped, and I was scared I wouldn't do Repto's fantastic artwork justice. Of course, it's a year old now, and if I had to re-color him...I would do it a lot differently. But for now, we'll leave it the way it is for posterity! That original CR
'Toon is going to adorn our Captive Reefing Shirts, plus some of the great pictures of Rupert no ones seen yet!!
As usual, I tend to be long winded, but if I don't say what's on my mind now, I won't get back here to do so! So here's a whole bunch of babble from me, and some updates as to what you may expect in the near future! There's so many people that have supported us on this venture, and of course our Member's make the difference with all their ideas. Thank you all! :YEAH: ....this is almost better than reaching the 1 year mark!
Have a Wonderful Day on the Reef