Friday, April 29, 2011

Bad Juju



I began blogging under the name Green Bean Dreams in 2007.  I've been happy here.  Named after a vegetable, like those I plant, in my yard.  Sharing my dreams.

Until a friend raised the specter of dream interpretation.  It turns out that to dream of green beans conjures up some really bad juju.  Who knew?  And, while I'm not one to bend to every superstition, I'm also not one to flaunt fate.  It was enough to make a girl think of changing her blog name.

It was more than bad mojo though.  I'm at a different point in my life than I was when I began dreaming as a green being.  Back in October 2007, I was beginning my green journey.  Sampling from the eco-pie.  Was I a farmers' market type of girl?  Yes.  Someone to bike on errands?  Not really.  Was I the type of greenie to raise chickens and jimmy up water saving mechanisms?  You betcha!  One to lug around a glass straw and reusable take out containers?  I failed there.

So after being on this road for several years, I feel that I'm in need of a change.  Not a big one because I am, after all, Green Bean, but one that opens up a bit the road I have yet to travel at it.  While I'm at it, I think I'll ditch the black magic.  Today and over the weekend, you'll see a new header,  a new domain name (That's up already!), and a new Facebook page (It's here! Look to your right and sign up!).  Green Bean Dreams will become Green Bean Chronicles.

Supposedly, the links all work.  That is technical wizardry, though.  I'll just resort to crossing my fingers.  I hope you'll stick with me through all the voodoo!


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7 comments:

Melinda said...

I remember those old days. I was a different person, too!

I'm so glad you're back blogging - I look forward to following your chronicles!

Jess said...

I like the new name -- similar enough to the old one that you won't lose folks and new enough to be memorable! Nice work!!

ruchi said...

I want to know more about your decision to stay with blogger!

ruchi said...

P.S. I frequently get nostalgic for the "old days" when we were all dreaming....

Green Bean said...

@Melinda: Your comment brought a smile to my face! We've sure been on this road for a while. I remember when you changed from Element in Times to 1 Green Generation waaaay back when.

@Jess: Thank you! I was aiming for that. :)

@Ruchi: I'm nostalgic too! I decided to stay with Blogger because I know it like the back of my hand. I just don't have time figure out a new platform and it is not like I'm expecting to become some sort of mega-pro. Heck, even Crunchy is still on Blogger. If it is good enough for her, I can certainly hack it.

Chile said...

Man, those days were so long ago! Glad to see you back in your own space, even if it's a new space.

Green Bean said...

Chile - It HAS been a long time, hasn't it? Thanks for the welcome back. :)

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