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Latina Bloggers go all Tiki Tiki

Submitted by on May 27, 2010 – 9:54 am10 Comments

What exactly does “tiki tiki” mean?

I usually answer that question by putting my fingers and thumbs together in an “habla habla” motion. Regardless of language, culture and age, everybody gets that, si?

Last week, when Marta and I were in Miami for the relaunch of General Mills’ Que Rica Vida we were lucky enough to be in the company of Latina bloggers who also were flown in from around the country. (The lovely Jeannette Kaplun from TodoBebe.com, who you’ll see on the video, lives in Miami and joined us for a breakfast.)

Some of the bloggers we had met in person at events and conferences and some we read regularly. Some we have linked to on the Tiki Tiki Blogroll and others have contributed essays to the Tiki Tiki. Now, others are new friends.

We asked them to do a little “tiki tiki” for the camera and well, we got gold. Watch the video to see these smart, talented, funny and beautiful women in action.

A couple of years ago, most of these women were not blogging. How lucky we are that they now are.

They are sharing their lives, and breathing  energy into our culture as it is viewed online, by Latinos and non-Latinos. They are being read by both private citizens and the smart corporations who are seeking to reach Hispanics. I can imagine a non-Latino reading a Latina blog and saying something like “Yeah, me too! Maybe we’re not that different from each other, after all.”

The topics Latina bloggers write about range from budgeting to babywearing to bilingualism to bochinche…as varied as the culture that is Latino itself.

So, follow the link to our blogroll and get to know them better.

You’ll thank us.

By the way, you can watch the other Tiki Tiki-centric videos we did in Miami here and here. The second one is a must-see if you ever watched  ¿Qué Pasa, U.S.A.?

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