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Welcome to The Dragonfruit Diaries

If you came here wondering what happened to Trendy Teal, I've got some major news for you.
Welcome to my new blog, The Dragonfruit Diaries.

Whenever I think back on when I started this blog, I want to bang my head against a wall. I always wish I had chosen a different name. Teal was/is my favorite color, and "trendy" just seemed to flow with it so well. It was catchy.

But it doesn't describe me or what I do on this blog. 

Since blogging, I've learned that my style is incredibly versatile. I don't follow trends, I just wear what I want. I like experimenting and trying different things. Some days I want to wear spiked shoes and skull motifs, and other days I want to wear everything pink and floral printed.

Also, this is more than just my fashion blog. Its a personal blog. I like to share what I've been up to and the everyday stories that come with life. I've often referred to this as my online journal. Its a way to connect with friends and record memories. 

When I heard that Google Reader was shutting down, I decided that now was the perfect time to make the switch. As I thought about what I wanted in my new name, my friend Ali's comment rang a bell. She'd been sweet and left a little comment on one of my profile pictures. Just because it fit so well, I'm copying and pasting the following conversation here.

Ali: Linda is cute, like a cute little fruit.
Me: What kind of fruit would I be?
Ali:  Dragonfruit! Because it's totally spiky and rad on the outside, and sweet on the inside, like you (I've never had dragonfruit so I hope it's sweet on the inside lol)

There you have it folks. I dress like I'm spiky and rad on the outside, but you just know I'm a sweet little softie on the inside.

Thus, the Dragonfruit Diaries begin.
It's good to have you along. 

Also, thank you so much to Joyce for creating the blog I always wanted to have! If you want to revamp your blog, I highly recommend working with her. Its affordable and she'll be sure to put her artistic talents to work in making a blog you'll be proud to call yours. :)

41 comments

Love and Ace said...

It's beautiful! Congrats on the new layout! xx Kat

Love and Ace

Lily said...

Eeeee!! Linda, it's perfect! And even more so catchy. I've been wanting to change my blog name lately too, since I've been sharing more about my life and not just fashion. Pondering a new name is just once of the many joys of blogging! Love your fab new layout and new blog name!

Ali Hval said...

OH MY GOSHFSDFSD LINNNDADADADAA

I can't believe you named your blog after a conversation we had. I am seriously fangirling right now. I think The Dragonfruit Diaries sutis your blog so well.. I saw this pop up on my Facebook feed and thought, "Woah, why does this sound so familiar and right?" Guess our little fruit conversation was still reverberating in my subconcious. I love it so much!

I'm super excited for yo and your new blog. And of course Joyce did an AWESOME job with your blog layout. Props to her and yay for you!!

<33

(clinks a fancy wine glass filled with dragonfruit juice with you) To blogging...!

Toks said...

Congratulations on your new blog layout and your new name. Really cool.
xoxoxo

Victoria said...

I love your new layout! xx

- Victoria
www.VICKITAS.com

Ashley said...

LINDA!!
1. I LOVE the new name!!!! It's totally fitting and I love the meaning behind it. It's fun and catchy and so absolutely YOU 100%!
2. I love love love the new layout! Joyce is pretty amazing, isn't she?! I love how clean and easy to navigate it is and love your banner. So simple and chic, and thats one of my favorite pictures of you!
3. I'm just ridiculously happy and excited for you! You're going places, lovely, and I'm so excited to follow your journey!!

xo Ashley

Ira S. said...

really loving the new layout. and blog name. yeah basically everything. uggghhh y u so perfect?! ;D

Ira
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April Cheung said...

Love the new layout! :) I need to re-design my layout too haha. I hate the templates. i've also thought of starting over because my style has changed so much..and renaming my blog to...ephemeralfox...lol..what do you think...

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Sam said...

Congrats Linda, loving the cute new name and the modern chic layout. This is he start of something even better!

Marlen said...

hahah ohhh ali, she comes up with the best of ideas. I LOVE the new name (so cute) and the new layout! it all looks so clean and pretty :D

xo marlen
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Mili said...

Love the new layout! And yay for a new name! I like the meaning behind it, spiky on the outside but sweet on the inside :) Cheers to new beginnings!

Mili from call me, Maeby

Stephanie / Cocochic said...

Love this necklace girl!

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libys11 said...

congrats on the change!! when i did my change, i can't let go of my original blogname but i think with you, dragonfruit diaries is just perfect!! perky quirky like yourself! hahaha!

p.s. when i tried looking at your old blog, i was like.. "WHERE IS SHE?!". thanks to google and Facebook, i was able to locate this new blog! hahahaha!

looking forward to your 3rd year!! :D

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Chloe, Wardrobe Quarry said...

Oh how exciting! Welcoming the new blog. I did the same thing as you, I made my first blog when I was 18 and then started hating the name, it was so lame, I'm happy with my name now. I love how you came about yours.

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Joandy said...

i have to say congrats on your new name, I like it:))

RaeAbigael said...

interesting! :)

xoxo,
rae
http://raellarina.blogspot.com/

Renae Simple Sequins said...

Well, Linda ...I'm surprised and yet shouldn't be because you are mega-creative. The Dragon-fruit is a bit long. I dread typing out Simple Sequins and it is only two words. Trendy Teal was cute and just two words. So I hope you don't weary at the longer name, but for me it is fun, different and most definitely YOU!

btw, just about 3 nights ago at a Smith's grocery store, my husband and I noticed some dragonfruit (he grew up in Mexico) and he shouted out it's name in Spanish. I said, it is a what? So I looked on the sign and saw it said "dragonfruit". Never seen one before so I remembered it. Now YOU are my new Dragonfruit.

Congratulations on two years at this old game and hope you have many many more!

Rory said...

AH! congrats linda!!! Love the new name and i coudnt agree more with ali :) also looove the design--joyce did a great job :) You're going places, girl <3
Rory
www.WearAboutsBlog.com
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Maiken said...

hey, congrats on the new, fiercer name! ;) I also wanted to say I had to re-follow your blog because with the new name your new post didn't appear on my dashboard anymore. maybe somebody else experiences the same problem..

Maiken,
Maikeni blogi - part of me

Mica said...

Lovely new blog and layout! :) The new name sounds nice too :)


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Kati said...

Thanks for your sweet words on my last post, they brightened my day!
So cool, I'm so happy you got your dream blog now! The name is really lovely and matches you! I'm also not very happy with my name choice back then...maybe I'll change it one day!

Hope you have a fantastic day,
-Kati

Pop Champagne said...

congrats on your new blog! checking it out now :D

czarianonuevo said...

i was surprised when your new blog name pop out in my bloglovin list of blogs :) This 'dragonfuit diaries' sounds so interesting, even I got curious as to why. Indeed, the characteristics of the fruit resembles your style/personality. Though I'll definitely miss 'trendy teal', I'm still glad with this change on your blog :)




czarina :)

Kim Alston said...

haha linda!!! i was like who is this? i didn't blog yesterday and i was like did i miss something? LMFAO i love it girl! you have to go with what is truly you. i did the same two years ago. totally created another blog though. hahaha i love your new layout! thanks for explaining girlie. fantastic!
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Ashley Taylor said...

LINDA! I love the name now that I know why. :) So fitting and fun! Congrats on your name change and new beginnings, girl

xo Ashley
thetiniestfirecracker.com

Lucie Srbová said...

Oh, this is so awesome Linda! Love your new new and layout!! so awesome.

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Sam said...

Thanks for your kind words, Have a wonderful weekend hun!

Laura said...

I LOVE the new name and the meaning behind it. So amazing! Congrats, girl! Can't wait to see how the blog changes, as you do!

xoxo,
Laura
http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

shamuboo said...

You are very sweet on the outside too :) But a heart of gold for sure as well.

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Emily Goswick said...

Aww sweetie!!! It's perfect. I just love it!!! It fits you perfectly :)

Xo
Emily
The ranchers daughter
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Emily Goswick said...

Aww sweetie!!! It's perfect. I just love it!!! It fits you perfectly :)

Xo
Emily
The ranchers daughter
egoswick.blogspot.com

SHOP STYLE CONQUER said...

i love the story behind the name! love it! cant wait to see your blog develop even further!

x

♥ Ellen
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SaraM said...

I was so scared when I clicked on my bookmark and everything was gone!! Hahaha! I think this new name suits you better though :)

SaraM
http://clochedeletoile.blogspot.com

The Garage Starlets said...

Nice layout!

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Former Parades said...

Congrats on the new blog!! Gorgeous layout :-)

♥ Saskia

Kimberly said...

How exciting! I love the new name and look of the blog. Definitely sounds like a good fit for you :)

Elsha said...

Love the new name :) It's always good to stay true to who you are! Excited for the changes

JANICE G said...

love the new name! the new layout looks great!

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caffinatedlove said...

seriously, you're train of thought is exceedingly cute. And I love the new name! It seems to fit you perfectly. I'll admit, sometimes I have blog regrets. I'm actually working on redesigning mine now. XD

love,
a

www.missdecaf.blogspot.com

Jessi said...

Wow, I'm behind!! I'm loving the layout and that is such a cute name knowing the story behind it :) Totally you! And Ali has such a way with words and metaphors...
Jessi
http://haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

Nieszka said...

You changed your blog name too! I just did as well
Wanted something catchy and shorter
I love the meaning behind yours. Too cute! I will add you again. Hope you do the same . I lost all my bloglovin followers :( hope they can find my new one

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