I like MAWB Squad.
I've been playing with the thesaurus and looked up "publication", which gave me the following thoughts:
I still think I like MAWB Squad better. (What? No one went for Get Your Red Hots?) I'd actually like to keep MOB spelled MOB for simplicity sake, but it would be harder to find a domain name starting with MOB. (For example the MOB Squad domain is for sale with a starting price of $688.)
The way I understand domain mapping, we can choose whatever dot com address we want and have it automatically point to the typepad address. I haven't tried it, but it can't be all that hard.
As far as the design, my Typepad account supports multiple blogs, so we can go whatever direction we want:
- Start fresh with a new design
- Rework Brainstorming to suit our needs
If you noticed when you posted, you have the option to date stamp when the post appears. So we could actually transfer over all the posts from our archives if we wanted and have them show up when they were originally posted. I would guess there's actually an easier way to import them if anyone is interested. We'd have to check with Typepad.
FYI, My nephew did the current header on Brainstorming. We could use a standard template until we had a new one designed.
Also, I would guess some of the women of the MOB might want to keep their current blogs and just contribute to the new site.
Update: Hewitt's been on the "swarm" concept. Mob Swarm might be another option.
Update II: Believe it or not, mobsters.com doesn't come up when I try to load it. Could this domain be available? I like the simplicity of it. It could also make for a fun blog theme. CORRECTION. Not available. I've started to use a domain name search and almost every variation of mobsters is taken.
Update III: MAWBSquad.com is available. MOBSquad is only available in .info or .biz configurations. Mobswarm.com is also available.
If we go with MAWBSquad.com, the next thing we need to decide is whether to redesign Brainstorming or to start a new blog. I want to do that before we buy the domain name because it looks like there's a registration site Typepad has worked with that will allow me to point it to the Typepad address as part of buying the domain name and getting it set up. So I would need to know whether to start a new blog under my account or point it to Brainstorming's URL.