The most recent posts from some blogs I follow, starting with the newest one. I will also add some blogs I like that are no longer writing over time.

Still writing:

BLEEDING DAYLIGHT We must kick at the darkness until it bleeds daylight – Bruce Cockburn

After reading “Not for Sale” by David Batstone, Sarah volunteered at Challenging Heights in Ghana. Since, she has returned to Ghana numerous times, as well as having volunteered in Jamaica a short time in between. Her blog is for when she travels, so while I have placed her in the still writing section, her last post was in December 2016. We are in contact and I hope to eventually – sooner, rather than later – move her blog to the people I know page! She tells her stories in a fun way that definitely is worth checking out!

No longer writing:

Steph in Ghana: Tales from a Development Volunteer Stories from my time as a VSO volunteer

A balance between personal experiences and the work she did in Ghana “supporting a local, ethical business to market and sell their natural cosmetics made from organic shea butter and …helping women shea nut collectors and processors to become financially independent and become better at business”. It is through her blog that I learned the amazing benefits and uses of shea butter and which brought me to buy pure shea butter from a small business; if you are interested in learning more about small business, small-scale farming and/or shea butter, then this is a great blog for you to peruse!

Village Rainbows Words from Africa – the “Home of All Mankind”

While living in Ghana, I worked a short time at African Rainbow Resort (ARR). Upon my return to Canada, I got back to going through my list of blogs to read. Within just 2-3 months, I fell upon this blog, which I had added before moving to Ghana. In no time I understood why ARR’s Africa Sankofa Fund sounded familiar when I read through the documents at reception; I had found the blog because of the foundation and had wanted to keep up! Well, the blog is written by Rod, who I have not met – hence his being in the blogs list, rather than people I know list – and who returned to Canada in 2011. At this time, his posts are no longer about Ghana, but our link has me keeping up-to-date on his blog nonetheless!

WHAT AM I DOING HERE? Thoughts from an agricultural development gal in Ghana

Her writing is critical and far more than just a travel blog. Yes, you get some of her personal experiences, but for the most part, you learn about the work she did in Ghana, while getting a thought-provoking critical analysis of both her work and the development/voluntourism industry as a whole. If you are interested in development work, voluntourism, foreign aid, then this is a great blog for you to peruse!

See also:

People I know

Red flags