Saturday, January 24, 2009

Ghanablogging.com

Those who read my blog, but who are not part of ghanablogging.com might wonder when I have some strange posts that start with "a view out of Ghana", so in lack of anything else to blog about I decided to explain this.

Once upon a time in Ghana, a Swedish girl lived and blogged about her life. One day she had the idea of searching for other people who were blogging out of Ghana. It surely had to be someone else than me, she thought. And she was right. She found blog after blog and contacted the authors, and it resulted in a decision to meet up and try to form something out of it. The first meeting was very interesting - people from all kinds of backgrounds, with all kind of reasons decided to meet, just on the basis that they were all blogging and all living in Ghana. We talked about reasons for blogging, and weeks went by and more and more people joined in. I have now left Ghana, but I'm still a part of it and get emails all the time about new bloggers who have joined in, and information about what to do to use the blogging community in a concrete way in Ghana.
After Blog Action Day 15th October 2008, where bloggers all over the world were encouraged to blog about a common topic; poverty, we also decided that one way of making ghanablogging a bit organized, was to have our own monthly Blog Action Day where we all blog on the same title/topic. So each 15th of every month we choose a common topic and those who want, blog about it. It's very cool to see how differently we can all angle a post on the with the same title: A view out of Ghana: and then the topic. So watch out for February 15th for a very well chosen topic if you ask me!

4 comments:

Oluniyi David Ajao said...

Keep up the good work.

Maya said...

Excellent post! I'll have to link to this for the next "view out of Ghana" day so that any interested reader has the opportunity to understand ghanablogging.

Nana Yaw Asiedu said...

Yngvild, I could agree with Maya more. Thanks for so clearly explaining our group and our endeavours to the whole world!

Adaeze said...

thanks for explaining, now I get it :-)