Essentially, HawaiiStories is a a storytelling community,
a gathering place where web-savvy islanders and islanders-at-heart
share their thoughts — be they random epiphanies, poignant
observations, anecdotes, rants, questions, lyrics, poems, or anything
else, really. Hawai`i is what ties the people together, but the things
they share cross the whole spectrum of everyday life.
Geeks would call it a "community weblog" or ‘blog, but not in the traditional link-collecting, web-spelunking sense of Metafilter. Rather, something more in the spirit of The City Stories Project, which (along with the now-defunct Surreilly.com) partially served as the inspiration for HawaiiStories.