It took me long enough and I fumbled through the set up, but finally, my blog is fully set up using Ghost, nginx and Digital Ocean.
I hit quite a few snags along the way, mostly due to being very new to node, ember and nginx. In my experience as a web developer, I've dealt mainly with websites built on Apache servers using PHP. All of the past iterations of my own website were built using Wordpress or Typepad. So switching to Ghost was a real learning experience.
But here I am with new website banner, new CMS and a new sense of accomplishment. Yahoo!