As you all know I’ve been working on my new site, Writers’ Blogk.

I’m currently working on the header plus color scheme and would love your suggestions on part of it.

First, let me share how I see Writers’ Blogk.

It will be a site for writers to share their work. I’m hoping it will attract writers who are not only serious about their writing, but who may want constructive criticism dished out in a gentle way. (This is up to you. Ask if you want to hear what others have to say, if not, don’t ask for it)

I see the site as a gathering place, a neighborhood of sorts, where writers of all levels of writing feel confident sharing their work.

With the help of writing coach Davina Haisell, I believe the tag line will be, “Where writers’ paths cross”.

Now for the fun part.

I see Writers’ Block as a “neighborhood” similar to a block (or blogk) in a city. You know, a block were neighbors get along, act as a neighborhood watch, willingly helping each other.

What I need is four “street names” which fit the Writers’ Blogk niche.

You know, something like “Bloggers Alley” or “Readers Road”. Names which fit what we want Writers’ Blogk to become.

Use your imagination and see what you come up with.

The map will look similar to what you see below and I will insert the street names where you see the red arrows.

Click on image to see where street names will be

Today’s Assignment

Do you have any suggestions for “street” names?

Got questions about the new site? Please don’t hesitate to ask.

I’ll anxious to hear what you come up with. More than likely I’ll be using suggestions generated by those who comment.

Have fun and feel free to comment on what others are suggesting as well.

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  1. Delia LloydNo Gravatar says:

    How about Bloggers Blvd? More alliteration…or Writer’s Way….ok these aren’t terribly novel but they do flow off the tongue!

    Delia Lloyd
    http://www.realdelia.com

  2. Hi Barbara – I’m a fan of the more unusual addresses than just Street or Road. I like Delia’s suggestion for alliteration, too. Protagonist Place. Alliteration Alley. Humorous is always good. Insomnia Close. Emptybrain Eave.

    Or as in France, after beloved writers. For blogging, this would have to be Rue de la Swafford. Feeling Continental still? der Bloggerplatz sounds good!

    Are we only having four streets? Could we hang out in magical Hobbit’s Glen or Zhivago Station? Caulfield Court? Drury Lane?

    I’m stopping now. :)

  3. LindaNo Gravatar says:

    wordy lane, or writers block avenue, or keeper place, thats it road? so many to choose from………

  4. ElizaNo Gravatar says:

    Penmanship Place :-)

    BTW, I LOVE the tagline!

    • ElizaNo Gravatar says:

      @Barbara – on a side note, I just sent you an email using your contact form, but I have no idea if it worked or not. There were required bits in the contact form which were not working for me, such as Select Contact Reason and the human verification question. Did you receive it? If not, you can send me a quick email using the contact form on my site, and then I can respond to you with what I wrote. Thanks! :-)

  5. Lori HoeckNo Gravatar says:

    Mighty Pen Way
    Audience Overlook
    Audience Avenue
    Techno Tollway
    Metaphor Motorway

    You need a bigger blogk!

  6. JamesNo Gravatar says:

    Blogked Out?
    Cut and Paste Cul-De-Sak (sorry about spelling on that one).
    Writing Roundabout?

    Have fun with the new site. I know it’s going to be good.

  7. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi All,

    I see this is going to be difficult picking just four street names, therefore I’m expanding the “neighborhood” and we’ll have 13 streets. +/- WooHoo! (Still a work in progress…)

  8. PatriciaNo Gravatar says:

    You could even have places like: Grammar’s Grocery, Blog Boutique, Words-R-Us, Word-Mart and W-Mart, Hotel Humor, St Francis de Sales Hospital (he is patron saint of writers), John the Divine Deli (also a patron saint of writers), Editor’s Exxon, the possibilities are endless.

  9. LOL, Barbara. I just found myself looking for the “Like” button that I use on Facebook. These are all great!

    How about Copyright Crescent or Punctuation Place? Gee, why is it that both words seem to *have* to start with the same letter?

    So, you decided to use that tagline. Awesome. Thank you for the mention; I did not expect that. :)

  10. This project is so exciting – What fun.
    What about Muse Lane? Plot Parkway? Cliff Hanger Court?

  11. PatriciaNo Gravatar says:

    this is fun…maybe you should have folks take a poll? That is a plug in that is fun…

    neat idea

  12. Hmm… no suggestions pop to mind but I’ll give it some more thought. Looking forward to the end result!

  13. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    I’m loving the creativity you’re all showing. Keep ’em coming. :)

  14. Leave Your Thoughts Lane
    Story Lane
    Share a Story Street
    Story Tellers’ Boulevard
    Story Street
    Article Alley
    Writers’ Way
    Put your Thoughts in Pen Path

  15. LindaNo Gravatar says:

    Here is my 2 cents worth.

    Inspiration Way
    Commentary Circle
    Poet’s Dream Drive
    La Plume Place
    Print ‘N Place
    Creation Court
    Participation Parkway
    Sharing Station Street
    Tell Tale Turnpike
    Storyland Court
    Spellbinding Blvd.
    Joy of Writing Alley
    Blogland Expressway
    Fantasy Freeway

  16. HilaryNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara .. I love Davina’s input re the tag line “Where writers’ paths cross” .. and your idea of the concept with the roads .. really good …
    Interactive Grove
    Novel Row
    Compassionate Glade
    Story Telling Lane
    Creative Heights
    Winners’ Ride
    Poetry Drive
    Short story Gardens
    Partnership Way
    Book Walk
    Comics Hide
    Artisans Estate
    xxxx Community Farm

    Well let’s see what everyone else has come up with .. cheers Hilary

    I see some other wonderful ideas above .. as we’d all expect being here ..

    Your choice ‘my girl’ .. have fun!! Lots to choose from & that’s great .. Thirteen .. my lucky number .. sounds good to me ..

    I love Linda’s above .. I can read her list as I type!

    Fun – better go and get a dose of apple pie and cream to mull the ideas over with ..

    Really good idea .. a neighbourhood of writers, poets, comedians, artists ….bloggers et al ..

    Expanding it out .. allows for expansion in the future too ..

    Cheers Hilary

  17. Maria RomanaNo Gravatar says:

    I really like the alliterative ones, like Writer’s Way and Blogger’s Boulevard…and the idea to add places, like Grammar’s Grocery. Clever bunch here! We could have some serious fun with this.

    –Maria

  18. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Thank you all…

    I can’t believe all of the ideas you all have come up with.

    As an update, the map I’ll be using has room for quite a few street names, plus “Writers’ BlogK”. I like the idea of including places, like Patricia suggested too. I’ll have to revisit the map I’m using and see how much room I have.

    I’m also experimenting with how you all will gain access to the site and am currently testing having each guest writer be a “contributor” in WordPress. For those who are familiar with WordPress, it would be no different than writing a post on your own blog (same post/edit screen). For those who aren’t, don’t worry, I’ll provide step by step instructions and will be here to hold your hand, as well.

  19. RichardNo Gravatar says:

    How about dénouement drive? It goes along with the alliteration theme.

  20. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Richard,

    That’s a great one, too. I can see I’m going to have a hard time picking. :(