After a few weeks of writing about our neighborhood, I’m beginning to rethink the name I gave this blog: it is a bit of a mouthful, is hard to remember, uses grammatically incorrect French (I should have used “la” instead of “le”), and the use of “slum” connotes bad things about our neighborhood while I generally focus on the positive. So now I need your help: you’ve read my posts; what do you think this blog should be named? Here are my top picks presently, and I would love your input. I’ll leave voting open until next Monday (12/18), and I will announce the new blog name (or the "no change in name" status) next week. If a suggestion in the comments is particularly intriguing, I will amend the poll to include it.
Vote and/or comment to let me know what you think (and please vote only once. . .)!
FYI, I picked the “slum historique” moniker mostly because I found it humorous. The neighborhood is not a slum, but there are aspects of it that people rightfully point to as slum-like. I liked the idea of embracing everything that is Shaw—-even the slum-ish stuff—-and celebrating it for what it is and what it could be. But, as stated above and by a few comments I've received, maybe that wasn't a great idea. What do you think?