Desiree, Spring, and a New LISNews Section

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 (,, 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, just doesn't sound right, neither does 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 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.


How about

Maybe Taking into account not just what we do as a profession, but what happens in our day-to-day existence?

I like the idea of a new domain. I'd second On the other hand, I think doesn't sound so bad. Some other possible names offered half seriously:

I vote for

Funny; I did a keyword search for her name and clicked on the IMAGES tab on the page; the results can be seen>.

Only one image?

Well, I guess she is a private person, not a public person. But I've got to tell you, searching for Halle Berry generates 44,600 hits according to the counter, with the image on my web site in the number two>; and the one page on my chronology containing the article linked to that image has gotten 156,000 odd hits alone since about early January this year. (The Jan-Jun 2004> if you're interested.)

I would strongly consider personally nuking all my journal entries to date if we had a new subdomain established just to aggregate the journals. After my writing an editorial and being an idiot to post it here I am wondering why oh why there is this reaction in life that one is not supposed to have opinions and should just be a quiet sheep who is invisible. I lately have been finding that the backlash that comes from me expressing myself borders on just not being worth it.

LISSpews? Then we'd be Newster Spewsters!

I guess that would be

heh, and that one hit is on

Google has said in the past their image database is slow to update.

Good one!

How about: NewsiesSpewsies?

Buck up, lil' buck-a-roo. Things are bound to get better.