Brainstorm a blog name for me
November 21, 2008 9:22 AM   Subscribe

Help me name my blog.

I am a cog in the software division of "a large technology company."

Starting a new blog, intended to empower people to get their company to adopt a certain combination of our software products which (we argue) enhances productivity and foster innovation and which brings the world of Web 2.0 to business.

The blog isn't about the software, rather, how to convince others. The intended reader (typically called an evangelist) is likely already "sold" on our wares, but needs to convince others that (A) social software has benefits and is ready for the needs of a business and (B) of course the stuff from my "large technology company" is the best.

Software capabilities include web conferences, instant messaging, team collaboration, document libraries, blogs, wikis, user profiles, shared calendars, communities, and other shit along those lines.

Despite its google appeal, "TheLotusEvangelist," although extremely descriptive is too boring and already used elsewhere.

The name I'm after would be catchy, easy to remember, embody the idea of evangelism (while avoiding any religious implications) and sounds sort of cool and "Web 2.0ish." The readers of the blog (like its author) are closer to age 50 than 30, and consequently desperate to convince people they are still cool and relevant. As such they might get the joke of a name that plays off of something like "brb" but might now know what a meme is. They are technically literate, but likely belong to the email generation vs. the text message generation.

Extra points for alliteration, rhyming, and I love the word "misoneism." And, of course, cool if the name is unique enough that I have a reasonable shot at the domain name. Extra points as well for slight irreverence, but I do have to get the name by some bigshots, so it can't be unbelievably smartass.

other themes
driving adoption
being the flag waver
let me help you help them
fostering innovation
I'm so smart
social software, web 2.0, collaboration 2.0
leader (not as in we make the leading software thing, rather as in leading the way to web 2.0 nirvana)

disclaimer: the ideas and opinions will be ostensibly mine, but no question that I am undertaking this blog on behalf of my employer, the aforementioned "large technology company."
posted by srlbraintree to Computers & Internet (13 answers total)
Lotus Blossoms
posted by box at 9:25 AM on November 21, 2008 [1 favorite]

I Ate The Lotus
posted by spilon at 9:27 AM on November 21, 2008

Spready McViral
posted by jimmyjimjim at 9:36 AM on November 21, 2008

The Brain Tree
posted by parmanparman at 10:13 AM on November 21, 2008

Lotus Eaters Inc?
posted by The Whelk at 12:29 PM on November 21, 2008

Well since it seems fairly obvious who the "large technology company" is...


Damn, just tried it and the .com is owned by a Notes hosting company.
posted by JaredSeth at 1:34 PM on November 21, 2008

Love Dominotion. Wish that would work!
posted by srlbraintree at 1:43 PM on November 21, 2008

Okay, then

Dominotable - do a nice two color logo like some other website. Domi-Notable



The first is a parked domain, you might be able to acquire. The latter looks available.
posted by JaredSeth at 1:53 PM on November 21, 2008

LotusMeme ?
SoapBoxHero ? (a play on "juke box hero" but with an evangilist angle)
(The)InspiredLotus ?
LightHouseLotus ?
(The)LotusBeacon ?
DigiMetaHyperLotus ? (mostly kidding :)
MeshForSuccess (a play on "dress for success")

meh..thats all I got for a friday afternoon :|
posted by jmnugent at 2:06 PM on November 21, 2008

I Will Make You Love Lotus Notes
March Under My Banner, a Tech Evangelist Blog
Nice Shoes, a Lotus Notes Seduction Blog
posted by ignignokt at 2:23 PM on November 21, 2008

Open Lotus.
posted by The Whelk at 5:38 PM on November 21, 2008

Noting Lotus?

Lotus Notation?

Lotus Notice?
posted by Pronoiac at 9:28 AM on November 23, 2008

(saying that last one like Daffy Duck is really fun)
posted by Pronoiac at 9:29 AM on November 23, 2008

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