Earlier 'last night' (before I slept), we had a brief discussion on the LiveJournal global chat channel about the difficulty some people have switching between default active tabs for sending to that channel, maybe another global channel, and the pre-global chat targets (group/team, supergroup, request/auction, broadcast, local, friends). As usual, when people are actually talking there, there was more than one conversation thread active, and someone (I think it was patrickat) asked that I post my comment involving keybinds here.
So, here's the binding I set up for sending to the LiveJournal channel:
/bind L beginchat /send livejournal
Please note that there's a trailing space on that command. It's important for keeping it usable.
Then eryntzun commented on how it might be better to keep any keybinds for global chat to control characters rather than plain letters. I think that depends on what other keybindings you might have, but that it's a good thing to consider. Specifically, in that /bind command, the L is the key being bound, and what you use there is up to you. Also, that binding I gave is actually for lowercase L. If you want it specifically for uppercase L, use shift+L instead. For control-L, use ctrl+L. There's also the option of alt+L, and you can change the associated letter in any of those. So far, I have global chat bindings for each of L, I, shift+L, and ctrl+G, and that's just for example.
Also, if you want to set up bindings for other global chat channels, you will need to quote the channel name if it has spaces in it. Doing so will mess up any saved keybindings file from the /bind_save command, though, so consider that when thinking about making any new toons and trying to keep the same keybindings. (Yes, I routinely use /bind_save and /bind_load when making new toons.) For another example, showing the use of the quoted name for leagueofjustus:
/bind shift+L beginchat /send "league of justus"
(Once again, there's a trailing space there that matters.)
Anyway, I hope this middle of the night rambling bit of incoherency proves useful to someone....