by Ekua on January 2, 2010 in etcetera,general travel

A little history:

If you didn’t know me during my senior year at my university, you’re probably not aware of my self-proclaimed blogging pioneership. Back in the days when people still used Friendster, Myspace was just getting started, and Facebook barely existed, I had my own LiveJournal, which I referred to as a “web journal”. “Blog” wasn’t widely used yet and was considered to be a silly new term.

On LiveJournal, I chronicled my senioritis adventures and the mishaps of a quarter life crisis that followed my graduation and entry into the “real world”. The first sparks of future travel blogging came in a few posts that recapped a winter holiday trip to visit family and friends in Ghana. Later, after volunteering in Brazil, wanting to document the amazingness of it all for a travel-oriented audience led me to Travbuddy.com.

From there, I branched out to WordPress.com and now here I am in my own little corner of the interweb, trying to get comfortable with using WordPress.org. For a few weeks I’ve been tweaking and adjusting and trying to learn a little about css and plugins in order to get this site to reflect my style. I’m feeling pretty happy about the way it’s turned out so far.

But more importantly, my mind has been consumed with travel and I’ve been brainstorming ideas for future blog entries. I can’t wait to get started. So welcome to Girl, Unstoppable, I hope you have fun here. I definitely plan to!

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Kirsten January 2, 2010 at 1:24 pm

Congrats on the new blog and layout – it looks great! Happy New Year.


Ekua January 2, 2010 at 4:25 pm

Thanks and Happy New Year to you too!


Abbie January 2, 2010 at 1:47 pm

I LOVE the new blog!


Ekua January 2, 2010 at 4:25 pm

Thanks so much Abbie!


Stacie January 2, 2010 at 7:02 pm

Wow!! I love the new look and the handwritten element is so cool! I like the name Girl,Unstoppable…great title…I am fixing your link immediately! Have a wonderful New Year!


Ekua January 3, 2010 at 12:57 pm

Hi Stacie, thanks for the feedback! I’m glad you like the handwritten look. This may sound weird, but I didn’t want it to look too polished and I loved that font immediately. I hope you have a wonderful twenty-ten as well!


Fly Girl January 2, 2010 at 11:00 pm

Congrats on your new blog! Its a great way to start the new year. I like the new look and layout.


Ekua January 3, 2010 at 12:58 pm

Thanks Rosalind! I wanted to get the year started off right ๐Ÿ˜‰


Lola January 3, 2010 at 1:31 am

Congrats on the new blog! Looking forward to following your new adventures this year!


Ekua January 3, 2010 at 12:59 pm

Thanks Lola! I hope 2010 will be as full of awesome adventures as 2009 was!


Lauren Quinn January 4, 2010 at 10:21 am

Wooow! So fancy! I love it. Congrats on the new site. I’m updating my blogroll as we speak!


Ekua January 4, 2010 at 3:42 pm

Thanks Lauren ๐Ÿ™‚


Karen January 6, 2010 at 8:32 pm

Hi Euka!

Karen from Unlost Wanderer here–thanks for visiting my site! I’m glad we’re both in the same boat with our love for travel, and I’m happy to see you threw caution to the wind and went on a solo backpacking trip last year! (We might have to exchange some notes on Brazil and Peru, b/c I really want to go to both!) Also, saw that you just moved your blog to wordpress.org–what’s the difference? Anyway, just wanted to drop a line. Happy travels!



Ekua January 7, 2010 at 3:54 pm

Thanks for stopping by! Definitely let me know if you have questions about Brazil and Peru, especially Brazil! I spent a month and a half volunteering and traveling there a few years back. Wordpress.org is self-hosted. I bought a domain and had to download Wordpress. Once it’s installed, it’s similar, but more challenging to use than Wordpress.com. But the upside is that it gives more control over the design of my page!


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