I’ve decided to host a Blog Carnival about Money in Georgia. Basically the way this works is that anyone who is interested in participating will write a blog post about the topic “Money in Georgia” and send me a permalink to it, and I will then create a post which contains links to each of these posts along with a short synopsis of each link. I will “publish” this carnival in about two weeks – Wednesday, December 1st – at which point people will be able to find a whole bunch of articles about Money in Georgia by coming to the Carnival. I would also ask that each individual contributor put a link to the main Carnival page in their post.
The Carnival permalink is https://peripateticpedagogue.wordpress.com/2010/11/18/blog-carnival-money-in-georgia/
This link will not become active until the Carnival is published. Please try to send me your submissions by Saturday, November 28th so I have time to assemble the links into some coherent and interesting structure.
The Money in Georgia posts can be about anything related to money in Georgia – anything from personal finances to Georgian economics. For example, I think it would be interesting to hear whether and how people are getting by on their TLG stipends, whether and how much people are paying their host families, or what the economic situation looks like in the cities or villages where people are placed. I know that there are also aspects of Georgian finances that mystify me – for instance, how Georgians make ends meet given the generally low salaries and high unemployment here; and where all the money comes from for people who go to the upscale bars and clubs and restaurants in Vera and other downtown Tbilisi locales. I’m sure there are other topics to cover that I haven’t even thought of, so feel free to be creative!
Anyone who is living in or has experience with Georgia can participate – this is not limited to TLG members or to native English speakers. I would certainly be happy to hear from Georgians on the issue, however, because my Georgian is at a very basic level I can only include posts written in (or translated into) English.
Contributors can leave links to their posts in the comments section here, message me on facebook, or email me at my gmail account, username neal.zupancic.
I look forward to reading what everyone has to say about this topic. If it goes well, I may host new carnivals once or twice a month.