My dear and talented and wise writer friend Lauren Markham sent me an e-mail today in which she wrote: "Don't you think "blog" would be less of a turnoff if it didn't have such a terrible-sounding name? Maybe you can reinvent a softer and more meditative name, as you are reinventing your relationship to it... I would love that."
I think she's right. And so here's my initial round of alternative names:
virtual log cabin
trailer at camp nowhere
Terrible, all of them. Really, I'm posting this because I'd love to hear your ideas. Pray tell!