Getting Ready To Blog

I started this blog because it seemed like every class in my life last semester had some sort of requirement about it.  Now, with no assignments, I found my voice was gone.  Do I really have nothing to say?

Um, have you met me?

A month from now, insha’Allah, I will be in Beirut on a Lebanon Summer Fellowship  (cultural immersion/travel) sponsored by the National Council on US-Arab Relations.  My goal is to blog the entirety of the trip, from the pre-planning through my year following my return.  Part of the fellowship is that we share the knowledge we gain over our 10 days in Lebanon with our communities.  Well, with a blog, my community is anyone.

A few comments.  VT’s WordPress site does not work well on the iPad.  Creating links is a nightmare.  Edits are equally problematic.  I am using a Logitech keyboard I just got off Amazon to update this, and so far I really like it.

It is my goal to be constantly blogging and updating Twitter while I’m there.  Follow my hashtags on Twitter (#lebanon2012, #LSF2012) to keep up with me in real-ish time.

To be 100% honest, though, I may have to migrate to official WordPress if this is going to work.  This lack of editing could be a problem.

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2 responses to “Getting Ready To Blog

  1. Can we fix this? Actually, what I mean to say is we’ll have to fix this. The VT WordPress instance should be as easy to edit on an iPad or other mobile as WordPress.com. Send me any thoughts you have and I’ll get to work on this. I want the VT site to be better than WordPress.com–and it will be ad free as well….

  2. Yeah, this was what my email was about a few weeks ago. I don’t mind migrating back to VT WordPress, but I need a viable option for this trip. One I the requirements for my fellowship is that I blog, and I’m not taking my laptop.

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