Just snagged a domain name

wisdomandheart.com

The official blog name and tag line are emerging. Maybe it will be:

Wisdom and Heart
Becoming informed consumers to honor our elders and our future.

Maybe it will be a bit different. But it’s close. And wisdomandheart was an available domain, and it authentically describes the content.

Thank you, my friends, for helping me get to this point. And thanks to Stephen Maglardy, iTechie.guy for the laser-like focused technical facts I needed today.

An emerging blog name – Takes 2 through 7

Takes 2 through 7: A clunky set of words is emerging, remember this is play dough, and it is all being formed by the comments of readers plus my on-going experience. Readers aptly point out that it is not only about “seniors.” Some long term care residents are people who are younger and disabled.
Revised March 15, 2011
2) Quality of Life Expectations and Reality for Seniors and Others
Becoming informed consumers to honor our elders and our future
3) Expectations and Reality for Seniors and Others
Becoming informed consumers to honor our elders and our future
4) Expectations vs. Reality
Becoming informed consumers to honor our elders and our future
5) Promises, Expectations, Fears, and Reality
Becoming informed consumers to honor our elders and our future
6) Authentic Quality of Life and Dignity
Becoming informed consumers to honor our elders and our future
7) Authentic Dignity and Quality of Life
Becoming informed consumers to honor our elders and our future

Take 7 seems to have “rhythm,” as mentioned by William. It uses the liberating word “authentic” lived and encouraged by Deborah, who asked me to try to discover what the blog wants to be called. The word wisdom is gone, but the word authentic is there. An early blog post, or “About” entry can incorporate the wisdom theme.

Thoughts are welcome, but I know everyone is pondering and writing other things, too. But if this play dough looks fun to you, know that it is for shared enjoyment. Thanks!

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Take 1:
Senior Living Community Wisdom
Becoming informed consumers to honor our elders and our future

 

Think of this “draft” blog name as play-dough that I am inviting you to enjoy with me, if it seems like fun.

The term “Senior Living” is more “inclusive” than “long term care,” because “care” living is only one subset of senior living. The wisdom accessible through this blog will discuss more than the “care” subculture. I expect the term “senior living” will be SEO-friendly.

The term “wisdom” is more appropriate than “information,” because this is not an encyclopedia. There will definitely be “point of view,” voice, heart, and compassion.

The term “informed consumer” is key. None of us would be consumers of headphones, an automobile, or a credit card without becoming “informed consumers.” We use “independent” information. We do not rely only on information from the salesman. Likewise, it is time we become informed consumers in the senior living world. This benefits our beloved elders and our future. It is neither completely altruistic nor completely self-interested. Simply….. wise.

The term “community” is important. There will be links to articles, facts, and opinion. I will ask questions that invite comments.

Do you, friends of Deborah D, have a response of blogging wisdom? Perhaps a story about how you chose your blog name? Perhaps a sense, in retrospect, of how it might have been named differently/better? Do you have an immediate response, positive, negative, or neutral, to the draft blog name?

Benefit of bloggers’ group session

We discussed how to focus blog posts from the point of view of readers who come to “the web” with a question in mind – with search terms for a search engine. We want our blogs to be found by people who have….. what questions in mind?

I am trying to discover a name for my emerging blog, as described in a previous post.

After yesterday’s session (Tuesdays with Deborah on March 6, 2012) I realize I want my blog to be found by people with these questions in mind:

How can you evaluate the quality of senior living options?

Is there anything like Consumer Reports for senior living?

How do you know if your loved one’s senior living is actually any good?

What can I learn about [this event] that happened in senior living?

Are there any independent ratings of senior living?

How do residents and family advocate for quality service and quality care in senior living?

Now repeat those questions, substituting other words for “senior living.” Those other words would be nursing home, skilled nursing facility, assisted living, veterans’ home continuing care retirement community, and adult family home, because those are the terms used in Washington State.

Now I will ponder what those questions “in people’s minds” would sound like in SEO search terms.