Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Ghost in any way. Just a happy user...for now.
I'm happy to finally have this blog up. It took me a little over an hour but I'm impressed by the node-related tooling that Ghost provides. Most of the time sunk went to resolving the infinite redirect loop that happens if you don't have the following two lines when proxy passing from Nginx to Ghost:
proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for; proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Proto https;
See the following SO post for why this happened.