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Monday, June 18, 2007

Announcing renewshaw.com!!

I’m happy to announce that the blog you’re presently reading is now renewshaw.com !!! I will maintain the remakingleslumhistorique.blogspot.com address, so there’s no need to change your links, but I will hold out the renewshaw.com name and address as the official title and address of this blog. While I might tweak the look of the blog over the coming weeks, I don’t anticipate any changes to what I discuss. I decided to change the name of the blog almost immediately
after I began blogging about Shaw, realizing that the original name was a bit wordy, hard to remember, and too negative sounding given the context of my writing. The new name attempts a bit of a play on words and, I believe, is more in line with the substance of my posts than the prior name: I speak regarding (or "re:") the Shaw of today--an increasingly amenity filled, development hotspot with a diverse population and rich history--and I speak as an advocate for the general renewal of the neighborhood.

Anyway, I hope that you like the new name and that you continue reading this blog as we all help make Shaw a great place to live.

15 comments:

Maureen said...

I couldn't find contact info...but in case you hadn't seen it, your blog was mentioned in this month's Washingtonian (page 12) in reference to Shaw being the "bloggiest" neighborhood.

ml said...

Congrats on the new name. Couple of HTML notes...
- your header image is a little too wide for the design and pushing right in Firefox and Safari
- http://www.renewshaw.com isn't currently pointing to your blog (though http://renewshaw.com is). This may be a propagation issue though.

Shaw Rez said...

Maureen - really?!?! That's fun! I'll have to check that out!

ML - header issue is being addressed now... I'll hopefully have it fixed within the hour! Growing pains...

Clara Barton Dweller said...

Congratulations on the rebirth!

Anonymous said...

This is cool! I like the new name very much!! :)

Anonymous said...

New name is great...and I enjoy checking in with your blog frequently...keep up the good work! I do believe all the Shaw bloggers are having a positive unifying impact on the neighborhood!

Jason said...

Love the new name.

suicide_blond said...

luuuv the new name..
liked the old one..but your right the new sounds more positive..
xoxo

Anonymous said...

Rickshaw? Oh, Renewshaw. Now I get it. May I suggest a new makeover for Shallow Baptist Church, too?

BTW, someone pointed out your BF, who is just too cute for words. And he comes with culture and brains, too. You are sooooooo lucky.

Anonymous said...

these two are hands down the cutest couple in dc

sailor_girl said...

As of today, June 18th the SHILOH properties along 8th street have been stamped with a "DANGER" sign from the 'Board of Condemnation' with attached petitions!!

HURRAY!

I have pictures to prove it!

Shaw Rez said...

Very good news, Sailor_girl! I think the stickers announce what was decided--and what Shiloh should already be on notice of--at last week's condemnation board meeting.

I assume this means that Shiloh has a new deadline for those buildings, and if they don't meet that deadline, the board will vote to take action and the process for getting bids etc. for the city to do the work and institute a lien will begin.

Richard Layman said...

After I started blogging I realized that the name I picked, not appreciating the value of brevity at the time, was way too long, but since I am too cheap to pop for a URL, I'm stuck. Best wishes.

Shaw Rez said...

Richard - as always, thanks for the comment; I love your blog.

I am hoping my recent incorporation of ads into this site will not detract from overall reader experience--and indeed may even add to that experience--and will help offset the cost of the new dot com status/cost.

Mr Ray said...

The historic slum theme park remains: the many undertaxed nostalgic ruins (vacant properties), mosquito-infested Lake Woodson with dirt hiking trail (instead of sidewalk) at 8th and Q, festive evening pyrotechnic displays (gunfire), down home West Virginia double-wide trailer library, closed community swimming pool in Lorton Prep (Shaw Junior High). ...just to name a few.