It is getting late. The year is almost ending. The time has come for bloggers to summarize the year. We all do it differently; I enjoyed MsAfropolitan’s love letter, the book lists that hyper-readers Accra Books and things and A Fork in the Road shared and Africa Is A Country’s West African club hits!
My summary of the blogging year 2011 might not be possible to dance to, still here it is:
During February, I realized in Swedish media Ghana is often portrayed like a success, economically, democratically and technologically. A more recent text buttressing my point is the top African success stories 2011 at Connected Africa. This month I also celebrated my 30th birthday and my 500th blog post!
On Mother’s day I announced I was becoming a mother myself. At that point in May, my belly was so big everyone who saw me IRL knew. It was not like you needed to be an investigative journalist… really is there just one investigative journalist in Ghana?
In July, our daughter was born. What an experience! What a miracle! What a sweet soul!
In September and October I was spending every hour of the day with our baby in Sweden. Taking walks, breastfeeding and blogging only sporadically.
Second week of November, I returned south and my daughter saw the green leaves and red soil of Ghana for the first time. And the green hoopoe!
I am sure in the days to come, we will see many more chronicles of 2011 at Ghanablogging.com (soon to change name to BloggingGhana, but that is a story for 2012!)
Gott Nytt År! Afehyia pa! Happy New Year!