Shocked? I can hardly pass for technology savvy, but I catch on eventually. So here it is, a blog to post my adventures about Ghana. But... I'm not there yet, so I've got the week to do a little intro bit and get into the swing of blog writing.
What got me started you may ask? Well I resisted initially. I find technology to be a hassle until I get used to it, at which point I become obsessed with it, and do I really need something else to occupy my time? And then there's the fact that I'm uncertain about what my internet availability will be in Ghana.
But then I saw Julie & Julia, which I love and highly recommend. And that settled it. I became convinced that my blog would be fabulous (which it will be) and would help me to share my world with everyone back home. And yes, I'm still unsure about internet access, but this way I can post when I do have time, and reach many people at once. Woo!
And the name... yeah it's cheesy. It was the first thing I thought of when I saw I needed a name, and thought to myself, "Psh, that's silly and corny." And then I employed the advice of friends I was talking to and what did Joe Moran suggest? "Ghan-away. Get it?"
My jaw dropped. A little freaky, no? But really, that settled it. Miki Haber and Eli Cohen approved, and I gave the first almost completely personal touch to my shiny new blog.
(And thanks to Eli for showing me how to get this ball rolling.)