Welcome to Fruit Salad! (+ BIG announcement!)

December 5, 2018

Fruit Salad Bio

Hi guys and welcome to Fruit Salad! Fruit Salad is the new Oh My Drifter. As I mentioned in my last post, I’m still going to be covering the genres of personal style, lifestyle, health, and wellness, just under a new name with new branding (thanks, Rosee!). I started Oh My Drifter as Drifter & the Gypsy in 2008 (my 10 year blogging anniversary was last month!), then rebranded to Oh My Drifter in 2015, but to be honest with you, it still never felt right. In my head, I’d been toying around with the idea of changing the name of my blog probably ever since I changed to Oh My Drifter. Sure, Oh My Drifter was cute, but I wasn’t 100% sold on it. I tend to overanalyze things a lot, so I silenced that voice in my head. I have a running dialog in my head that goes through different possible blog and business names I’d change to if I were to change my blog and/or business — call it being Type A, an overthinker, or whatever.

You probably know I have a truckload of gut issues and eat a mainly fruitarian diet. One afternoon, while I was cutting up fruit, the name popped into my head: Fruit Salad! Fruit Salad has meaning to me because I pretty much eat fruit salad every day and my thoughts are very creative and scattered, like a fruit salad, but mainly sweet and positive — only occasionally do you run into a rotten piece with mold. My mom’s specialty for any dinner party is fruit salad, so some of my earliest childhood memories were spent in the kitchen with her helping her carve a watermelon basket to make a fancy fruit salad.

The Fruit Salad tagline is “Keep it sweet and make your own salad.” We all have our own thoughts, dreams, and aspirations. That’s what makes up our salad — and we should be keeping things sweet, or in other words, looking at our glass half full. If we live for others’ dreams, we’d be eating their salad which isn’t polite now, is it?

So that’s the gist of it all with the blog. Still doing my outfit posts and still doing my life check-ins. Same me, just new look. Oh, and I’ve added a SHOP page too where you can shop all my favorite products.

Are you ready for the big announcement?

I’M LAUNCHING A YOUTUBE CHANNEL! The Fruit Salad YouTube channel AKA FSTV soft launches with its inaugural episode next week. The full launch with weekly videos will be in January. For the past few years, I’ve been so captivated by video and the autonomy of the creator community on YouTube, I’ve decided to get curious about my curiosity and launch a YouTube channel. Am I extremely nervous? Yes. Am I scared? Yes. Am I overwhelmed by the scope of everything I’m taking on all at once and don’t even 100% know what I’m getting myself into? YESSSS. But I remind myself that nothing worth doing comes easy and starting is always the hardest.

That’s all from me for now. I’ve been hard at work making sure all these launches go smoothly, so I’ll be taking it fairly easy on Instagram for the rest of this week and weekend.

Keep it sweet, make your own salad, and I’ll see you next week for the YouTube launch!

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