Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I need you now

If you read my post of August 19th, Working Together, then you are aware of a project I'm working on, one very close to my heart. If you haven't read that post, please click on the link above; otherwise you'll have no idea what this one is about.

Go ahead, I'll wait.

That post received a lot of support and the comments you left gave me so much encouragement and excitement. Thank you for that. Donald was thrilled when I told him your kind words.

I'm hoping you are willing to do the same again because I really need you now.

I cannot think of a name for the website I will build to launch and feature Donald's work. I had thought about HoustonStreets but that name is not interesting and also does not capture this project. The trouble is that's the only name I can come up with because my brain struggles all the time with titles for individual posts, so how can I expect myself to come up with a name of such importance to me, one fitting to this project?

Do you have any ideas? I hope you do because I'm running a contest. I need your ideas for a blog name, one that will capture this project thad Donald and I created together. Please leave any ideas you have in the comment section of this post. Feel free to leave more than one suggestion if you have multiple ideas. I'll check the name's availability and the winner will receive a signed 8 x 10 of one of Donald's photos, as well as credit for the title. If you like to be anonymous, that's okay, you'll know who you are.

Does that sound fair?

This contest will be open until Thursday at midnight CST, so if inspiration strikes you more than once, by all means, let me know.


Donald and I thank you for your creative assistance!

Matthew 5:14-16

You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.


Soulful said...

What does Donald sugggest for a name?

Pony Writer said...

Is Donald homeless?

Duly Inspired said...

Good point, Dee. Donald is also drawing a blank.

Duly Inspired said...

PW - Donald sleepts at his Aunt's house, but he does much of his living on the streets.

Pony Writer said...

Oh never mind just saw that in the post. Are you thinking about a title that has to do with that Light shining from Donald's eyes in the photo?

Duly Inspired said...

PW - I'm just looking or a good blog name. Capturing his light is a great idea. His pictures have a copyright in his name but I want the site's name to be something different.

Terry's Girl said...

--Through my eyes
--in real life
--Donald's veiw

I have just recently found your blog and fell in love with it. Your words, photos and honesty inspire me.
I will be following Donalds photo blog and hopefully owning one of his pieces one day.
I may have more title ideas as well.
Donna from Edm,Ab.

CreekHiker said...

Alison, I'm not sure if you are aware, I was in a wheelchair once. The world looks so different down there! I used to say that all the time...if the world could see what it looks like down here...

The View from Below OR
The View from Down Here

Look Up in Faith
(From one of my favorite church signs: Regret Looks Back, Hope Looks Forward,Faith Looks Up)

Also, I don't know what you are planning for a sales venue but it's free to list on 1000Markets (they take a % of sales). You may get more exposure over there...

Zoe said...

What an amazing project Alison! I'm already a fan of Donald's work. I will channel my creative mind tonight and let you know if I think of anything.

Anonymous said...

through donald's eyes

one lens at a time

told you, houston's worth it

the donald project


mccarthy281 said...

This story moved me today. You are such an amazing woman.

These came to me while driving home. Maybe they will help.

A voice behind the lens...
The voice through the lens...
The voice of the lens...

Whatever you chose it to be, I can't wait to see the finished product.

Anonymous said...

City Streets - Donald's View
Houston on Wheels
Wheeling and Healing

Anonymous said...

The thought that came to me immediately is Co-Operation(s).

Life at Star's Rest said...

At Heart Level
Heart Stills
Houston at Street Level
Houston Street Stills

maxngabbie said...

Houston city scene
donald-duly.."tongue in cheek;)"
street vistas'
donald's eyes
houston's heart

.....that's all for now.

Cheekey said...

The creative minds on this page are on a roll. Am giving it serious thought.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...


Network Geek said...

Sitting for the Camera, perhaps?

Did you want to include emphasis on the fact that Donald is in a wheelchair? Does he? Or do you want to emphasize the street photography nature of the work? What do you really want the name to tell people about the site?

Remember, this is just a branding exercise and any good brand tells a story. What's the story you want to tell with the website name?

Anonymous said...

Confessions from a sensitive eye

Velvet Sacks said...

I have always LOVED brainstorming. Here are a few suggestions that might spark more ideas from all these creative commenters:

--Rolling my eyes
--No dead-end streets
--Houston, we have a project
--That's how I roll
--Rolling with the punches

Regarding name availability, keep in mind that the url and the title of the blog can be different. That may give you a little more flexibility.

Anonymous said...

Real Streets
The Real Houston
The Houston You've Missed

Velvet Sacks said...

One more, from a song lyric:

--Take a look at me now

ghost said...

of whales and wasps

breakfast at epiphany's

inspired transcendence

Anonymous said...

Love the site, love your committment.

Donald's eyes
Donald's light

Anonymous said...

Street Zone
Street Zoom
Focus Houston

His story being highlighted at first but ultimately moving to a history section (i.e. Donald's Story)with the pictures becoming the daily focal point.

It's 5am, I am may need coffee--:)

cheekeymonkey.typepad.com said...

Okay--Cheekey here. The anonymous post directly above are my thoughts...I do need more coffee!

ItWritesItself said...
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Anonymous said...

From Where Donald Sits
Scene and Heard
Donald Street
Donald's Point of View
Donald's Thousand Words
Picture Imperfect

Still thinking....