Or rather, what will be new at Babal?.
This week I’ll be working on some updating of the blog for this new year. I dont think Ill make too many style changes, I like the look of the blog and, I hope, you all do too. But, I have been remiss in adding alot of fine blogs and bloggers to the blogroll, which I will remedy as soon as possible.
I have also signed up for Google ads, not necessarily to make any money, but, perhaps, just to help cover the monthly costs of running this blog. I will implement those this week, if all goes as planned, and I may go to a three column layout with the ads on one side.
I also will be adding a link and ad for La Caja China because Roberto, the owner, deserves it for sending a caja china to a family in need, free of charge, this past Christmas. Gracias, Roberto.
I’m really excited about Cubanisms this year. I plan to continue posting those delicious nuggets of Cuban sayings, but with a bit of a bonus. This year, I will not only give you the Cubanism and it’s literal translation and meaning, but, I will provide you with an audio clip of the Cubanism. If you think they’re funny in writing, wait til you hear my voice through your speakers in my best Cuban slang. Trust me, you will love it.
Im going to also to my best to answer each and every email and comment that comes in because, well, it’s good manners. Besides, hearing from you all makes this whole blogging thing worthwhile. Except, of course, if you’re a fidel and che loving commie. I have other plans for those.
I also want to have a few more guest posts up this year. Not just another BlogCuba project which I plan to run in a few months, but a few posts from people that I know for sure read this here blog and can offer some insight into the whole Cuba thing. Maybe I can even convince my buddy Ef, the quintessential Cuban music connoiseur, to write up a few Cuban musically related posts. That’s right, Ef, Im calling you out, dude.
And of course, Ill continue to post my sappy little stories that make people cry because, well, those stories are me.
I’ve been considering writing a cookbook – a Cuban cuisine cookbook – using famous family recipes with each incorporated into a short story about my family and Cuba. I will be posting each one of these for your review and comments prior to getting them published.
But here are a few things that will not change an iota in this blog. I will continue to call out the injustices of fidel castro and his regime upon the Cuban people. I will continue to do my best to show the world just what a complete and utter failure his revolution is. I will continue to try to speak for those on the island that arent allowed to. I will continue to never, ever, capitalize the first letters in the name fidel castro. I will continue to write and work and scream at the top of my lungs for a free Cuba.
You hearing me, fidel? Me cagare en tu madre cada dia hasta que al fin llegues al infierno.