Desiree, Spring, and a New LISNews Section

Submitted by Blake on Mon, 04/11/2005 - 17:24

Desiree Goodwin really is hot! I was just looking at the HOF page and noticed one of the Desiree Goodwin posts from a few weeks ago was suddenly the most post popular story of the month. Puzzled, I did a bit of digging and found that the LISNews post is the number 2 search result for her name. I don't need to even tell you where it's #2 do I?
So, apparently she is hot after all (hot, you see, is being a synonym for sexy, she's suing for being treated as nothing more than sexy, do I need to explain all my jokes?). This phenomena has happened to us before, showing up in the top few of any search suddenly beings an avalanche of referrals. There's a new word just waiting to be invented!
Googletopped, googledossed, googlepopped, googleanche… There's one in there someplace.

Last Saturday, well maybe that was 2 weeks ago now, let's just say 9 days ago I wrote about having 8 inches of snow on the ground. This Saturday, well, last Saturday, let's just say 2 days ago, I sat out on the deck with my laptop top and enjoyed a star-lit sky and temperatures in the upper 50's. There's still a snow pile of two left in the parking lots, but the giant ice stalagmites are all gone from the gorge, so spring is here in my book. I installed the lights on the deck and it looks HOT! A few more weeks and I'll finally have the stupid thing finished. I'll have to write about the pain-filled deck building odyssey of 04-05 someday.

If all goes well I'm going to have a new section added to LISNews soon, but I need a good name. It'll be a section, maybe, so it'll be a subdomain just like the others (politics.lisnews.com, public.lisnews.com, harry.lisnews.com) but I'm not sure what to call it. This new page will be different from the others in a significant way. This new page will be all the journal posts, in order of time. So imagine the current index page, but instead of the stories just us authors post, it'll be made up of the journal posts from all the LISNewsterz. So, questions:
1. I don't know what to call it. Journals, blogs, talk…. It needs to be something.lisnews.com, journals.lisnews.com just doesn't sound right, neither does blogs.lisnews.com. So what say you? Name the new section and win fabulous prizes.
2. Should I just give it a new URL? I could very easily just break these away from the LISNews.com url completely and make a Metafilter like site based on the LISNews users journals area. This would mean a substantial change for the journals section, and I wouldn't feel right without hearing back from several people before I do this. How you write in your journal wouldn't really change, but how your writing gets accessed would. You'd suddenly be on the index page of a new domain shared by all the LISNewsterz. I love this idea, but I don't know how all ya'll feel about it. Again, we'd need to pick a domain name. Please let me know your thoughts on this.