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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

We Need Your Help

Hi everyone, my brother-in-law, Ratchet, is starting up an online buying/selling website where normal, everyday regular people (and creative geniuses) can hawk their homemade wares (similar to etsy.com). The only problem is that he's having a hard time coming up with a name for the website. Here's what he wrote to me.

Hey Liz,
Maybe you can tap into your huge reader base on your blog and ask for suggestions on a website name for the art site. I've been trying to come up with something that would be broad enough to allow different kinds of art but specific enough to be associated with fine decor like photography, painting and even sculpture. I was thinking of some things like "the eye candy store .com," "eye delights .com," "inner walls .com," "canvas21 .com," "the art shoppe .com," and stuff like that. Most of the best ideas will already be taken but it would be great to get some other great minds on the task. Thanks for any help you can offer.

Alright people, you have your task. I know you'll pull through for Ratchet. :) Now start cranking out your genius ideas and your genius art to sell on his website. Evelyn, Lindsey, Megan, Mike, and Miriam, get your photography on there for sale. People will go wild over it! Lauren, your floral arrangements are gorgeous. Can you do those with artificial flowers, too? Jennica, that's your portrait painting, baby. I haven't seen one yet, but I'm sure they're beautiful! Maybe you could post some pictures of your paintings on your website, just for me? :) Anna, what better place to sell your vinyl lettering beauties? Lisa, you are the craft queen. I'm already buying from you, think what you could do with the world at your fingertips right on the Internet! Brooke, some day can be now! Get your stuff out there through Ratchet's website. You are incredibly talented with a sewing machine. And though my list is over now, I'm sure there are many others out there with amazing talent. So, hop on board! Anyway, I started this post to get help with the naming of the brainchild. I can't wait to hear what you guys come up with!

*Note: I'm not so sure I have such a "huge reader base." Most of the numbers on my counter come from me checking my own blog too many times a day. :) I'm a sucker for comments. :)


Bells said...

What about "eyespy"? It plays off of the eye candy idea and the hunt for something special. I checked and the domain name is for sale.

Bells said...

what about "dandyshoppe" or "handishop"? They sound like "candyshop," but for handiwork adn dandy stuff. What about "handydandy" or "handidandi"? This is so fun.

scott and megan said...

Sad- I wish I was creative enmough to come up with something... I'll keep thinking though. What a fun idea!

Liz said...

Oh Lisa, you are awesome. I love all your ideas! :) I especially like eyespy. You went above and beyond the call checking to see if that was available! :)

Liz said...

Thanks Megan! I'm in the same boat...still thinking. :)

Freckles said...

Well I don't have any grand ideas, but here are a few words to play with:
allure, mosaic, sensation, flair, stimulous, visual

Etsy is one word and easy to remember and type, so remember to just keep it simple! Good luck!

Liz said...

Those are good words and good advice, Evelyn!

Brooklet said...

I agree with freckles- it needs to be short and easy to remember. That way when one friend refers another to it, it will be easy to remember, spell, and look up.