I’ve moved. I’ve moved my blog site. I packed up my blog posts –few though they were—and moved from Posterous to WordPress. For those of you just tuning in, you can check out my earlier Posterous posts by scrolling down or clicking here. When I started this experiment with blogging I really didn’t know much about how to do it. My husband, ever supportive, scouted out some blog sites that were supposed to be really user friendly, he found me Posterous. I liked it, at first. But then I started trying to post pictures and even some videos. It was supposed to be easy. But technically-challenged-former-broadcast-major-blogger that I am, couldn’t figure out how to post things without becoming so frustrated it depleted my creative energy and took the fun out of blogging.
So, here I am, at a new site, with a (hopefully) better blogging focus, and a new blog name. My old blog was titled Dianabanana. I decided to change the name of my blog. Banana is my childhood nickname, bestowed upon me by my father. My brother sometimes calls me Banana too. I don’t think anyone else has ever used it. Still, I kind of liked it because it was from my childhood. I liked it A LOT better than my other childhood nicknames, Nancy and Gordita. Nancy, from this comicstrip character.
Well, my grandmother used to call me that because of a really bad haircut. Here I am with the Nancy-do.
My other childhood nickname Gordita. No, not this kind of Gordita.
Godita, was my nickname because I was, well gorda, or chubby. A little. Besides, nicknames like this are not uncommon in many latino households. Flaco, means skinny, was my brother’s nickname, and Fea, means ugly, my mother’s. But check this out—my mother was and is anything but Fea!
Gordita was my moniker, but it was said with complete affection. Never mind that this nickname gave me body image issues that plague me to this day. But that’s a whole other blog post. Anyway, my new blog title, hopefully encompasses a lot more than just who I was as a child.
And another change, suggested by my husband, JUAN. That’s right. J has been declared JUAN. After reading my last blog, JUAN told me he didn’t like me using initials for him and our kids. Even though I was trying to protect their anonymity by using their initials instead of their names, JUAN thought it was too distracting. So everyone’s full identity will be stated in this new blog. I won’t even use my kids’ childhood nicknames. This way they can have other issues when they get older. Like how their mom/step-mom violated their privacy by posting pictures and using them as material for her blog.
So, welcome to my, new, re-invented, blog. I hope you like it.