Help me re-name this site!

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This whole dealio sprouted from a one-woman piece I created, and called “Waste Management: The Show.” The title totally captured what the show was about. Then I dropped the performance aspect and launched “Waste Management: The Blog.” It seemed like a fine name at the time.

But now this blog isn’t just about waste anymore. It’s not even just about the environment. Because . . . Trump.

It’s also about the White House, and the U.N., and womanhood, and race, and economics and my parents and my taxi drivers, and what I had for lunch today (some leftover soup and a lovely mashed avocado toast — nom-nom). And the environment (because I think EVERYTHING is about the environment), and maybe having a laugh while trying to figure out how to save the world.

So that’s one issue. Another one is that it’s hard for newcomers to find this via the Google machine, since there’s a company called Waste Management, and they have their own blog, too. Go ‘head: try finding my blog from scratch. You can even put my name in your search. The blog of some witch who’s also named Deb Castellano pops up. And I’m not putting her down — I mean she’s actually a Wiccan.

So . . . help! I need a new domain name. Who’s good at this? Because I’m apparently terrible at it. I’ll get to your reward down below. Meantime, here’s my wish list . . . 

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  • Also: available (obviously).
  • And ideally, available on Twitter and Instagram as well. (This one’s tricky!!)

So let’s say you think PlanetDeb.com might be a fitting domain name. See if it’s up for grabs, and share it in the comments. I’m open to all ideas!

I’ve come up with — and rejected — several myself, like Waste-tastic.com (too specific), CitizenDeb.com (taken on Twitter), Debocracy.com (ditto), Democrazy.com (which could be mine for $3,900), DebSavesTheWorld.com (eh), AndAnotherThing.com . . . Pithy domain names just elude me; I’m more of a long-form kinda gal.

And hey, if you DO come up with the new name: dinner is on me!! And I’ll put your picture in my next post — a super flattering one. Or you can just bask in the glory of being an awesomely clever person. Up to you.

Leave your ideas in the comments! Ready . . . GO!! 

xo,
Deb

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11 thoughts on “Help me re-name this site!

  1. Sarah

    Love this, Deb, so exciting and fun! (except for the ‘Wiccan bitch’ part—as an old school feminist I wanted to edit out the b-word, but mainly I don’t want her to cast a spell on you when she finds this because your blog is renamed and so much more searchable!)

    Ok, I’m not always great at the pithy either, but something about Debunking keeps coming to mind since a lot of what you’re doing is spreading truths and dispelling myths…anyway, I can’t wait to hear where you land!

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  2. Thanks for the opportunity, Deb.

    Tried but that’s already taken by the Division of Environmental Biology. Not bad company, but taken nonetheless.

    Tried but that’s some woman’s real estate page. Harumpf.

    Tried but somebody’s got a Flikr account already with that. But only 190 pictures, so it sounds a bit anemic there.

    Would you consider as a handle? It’s a bit small-minded, yet has a positive, wonderful & Wonder Womanish quality about it.

    If not, perhaps you’d consider as a name? Thinking there is your blog will get more traction with hyperlinks to and from it, plus the name as a sort of biblical quality that encourages people to quote it.

    Ah, maybe you’re not into those, so here’s my third swing: so it not only has your name up front, it contains it in the middle too. Maybe you could have enough posts to pull them together to have an actual, published, tree-ware (or kindle) book?

    If none of there’re up to snuff (and can’t say I blame you), please feel free to make liberal use of the upper right hand key marked delete.

    Best to you!
    pub

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    1. (apologies that the options I suggested didn’t show up – so I’m reposting them here)

      Thanks for the opportunity, Deb.

      Tried “DebBlog” but that’s already taken by the Division of Environmental Biology. Not bad company, but taken nonetheless.

      Tried “DebBetterHome” but that’s some woman’s real estate page. Harumpf.

      Tried “DebEarth” but somebody’s got a Flikr account already with that. But only 190 pictures, so it sounds a bit anemic there.

      Would you consider “WonderDeb” as a handle? It’s a bit small-minded, yet has a positive, wonderful & Wonder Womanish quality about it.

      If not, perhaps you’d consider “BookOfDeb” as a name? Thinking there is your blog will get more traction with hyperlinks to and from it, plus the name as a sort of biblical quality that encourages people to quote it.

      Ah, maybe you’re not into those, so here’s my third swing: “DebCoDEBook” so it not only has your name up front, it contains it in the middle too. Maybe you could have enough posts to pull them together to have an actual, published, tree-ware (or kindle) book?

      If none of there’re up to snuff (and can’t say I blame you), please feel free to make liberal use of the upper right hand key marked delete.

      Best to you!
      pvb

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  3. Marie Bertrand

    Hey Deb! I tried to send this a few weeks back but I think something went wrong. One name popped into my head: Deb’s I-view (a play on the term eye view–that’s a cap “i”). It’s not taken. I’ll try to get my creative juices flowing for more suggestions. Good luck!

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