Who The Hell Is Stickboy Bangkok?
For several months now I've had people ask me "who is Stickboy?", and how the hell should I know? I don't. But there are some things that I do know. First the Stickboy name is a copy of popular Thailand Blogger Stickman Bangkok. That's probably the second thing I hear people say following their intriguing question. Copying the name of someone else is probably just a cut above the guy out there who called his website the kings of Thailand who ended up getting blacklisted from Thailand (then un-blacklisted by virtually giving away his site).
So who is Stickboy Bangkok? Could be anyone, you see most of these sorts of websites the owners/writers like to stay hidden behind avatars similar to those jerks on Thai Visa, website owners change hands, people die, and the show goes on. Stickboy is more than likely a decent guy so he won't take it personal when I say that his site is simply the regurgitation of news and rumors.
More than likely first time you heard about Stickboy Bangkok was when he was syndicated with ThaiVisa.com. Stickboy made a deal with the devil so he could get traffic and exposure. I would never have made any deals like that, what I did instead was wrote a quick post about a train accident then posted it as the first comment to their thread which generated 10,000 visitors who I led to a post I wrote called "Why Thai Visa Should Be Shut Down" (which I removed after threats from their mods). Totally punked them though! Obviously later Stickboy regretted his decision.
Who is Stickboy again? Like I said, you could be Stickboy, all you need to do is become an Internet Troll and spend all day scouring the internet for Thai News stories and rumors then post them to your site. You don't even need to read Thai either just ask Stickboy, he can't. Get yourself a twitter account, facebook page, a blog to post all your copied and re-written content to and voila you're now Stickbaby!
How well does Stickboy actually do? In terms of SEO his site blows, and of his own admission he makes approximately 28 baht an hour working on the site, about the same as a KFC employee makes, his site has been registered for 9 years! Without Thai Visa syndication it's likely Stickboy will fade into oblivion.
I hope after this post people will stop asking me who Stickboy is. I think people are curious but they don't actually care anyway. Will Stickboy ever get real traction and eventually get more traffic than Living Thai? In it's current format at least, I think there is more chance of it snowing in Bangkok.
What are your thoughts on StickboyBangkok?
Not laughed out loud in a while, good one.
I used to interact with him a lot on Twitter, was fun and seemed harmless, even did a Q&A on my site.
Over the last few months he seems to want to get one ‘over’ on others (or maybe I have read into it wrong). Now my website is a fun meme style blog, and now and again he would take shots at it on Twitter, not that I’d cared as I thought he was joking.
But each time I post something and he never has anything positive to say when he does comment. Even his ‘bangkok’s best blogger’ post was funny (was that me, you? lol). Mentioning his CTR rates where higher than the blogger when a week before he talked about his earnings being 13,000 baht for 15 hours of work per day.
In all honestly, I don’t really have the time to care about other bloggers or sites, keep doing your own thing and good luck to everyone is my motto. Don’t see what being negative does.
I like his commitment to using Twitter, it saves me time going through several websites to get the news, not sure if the website is a viable idea though, guess not given his post a month back, but good luck to him.
I guess he made a comment about you to write this post? I usually let them slide 😀
Did I sound like a hater? Maybe a little, he has the wrong name and the sooner he can rename his site the better reputation he would have and he would do much better, calling yourself Stickboy is the dumbest thing you could do, almost as dumb as the kings guy. Sure good luck to him, but he needs more than luck if he refuses to change the name.
Chris, can we run this story for our 50,000 readers on Pattaya One – with the usual credits and links etc…?
Sure no problem.
Not a hater at all, not sure he has anything to hate on :D.
C’mon mun, Stickman has been around forever and a day. Yeah is blog is a clunker but his insights are useful. He has place on the net too and I’ve little doubt he’s actually a lot more well known than you, Chris.
Stop with the churlish jibes. Stickdood is your mate.
Remind me to stay on your good side haha 🙂
ha ha looks like someone is a little jealous,all the blogs have a place,and to be honest i had never heard of your site until a link found this page,haters will hate,good luck to stickboy his site and twitter feeds are great fun
Are you implying i’m jealous? lol, that’s a joke, what have I got to be jealous of making a few dollars an hour? It doesn’t matter if you’ve heard of me or not livingthai.org has more traffic than all of the other sites in this niche, stickman, stickboy, redcat, gods of Thailand, yeah more than any of them. Actually I like stickboy’s site I just wish the dude would change the name. Also I’d like to add that stickman, stickboy and the other guys really don’t know what they are talking about, let’s take stickboy for example since this article was about him, his last claim I read was the “2000 baht bar fine has landed!” wtf is he talking about DeJaVu Soi cowboy the barfines there are 5000, yes you read that right 5000 baht bar fine! This is the reason why this site is more popular because I actually know what i’m talking about, I have the money to actually go and use soapy massages, bar fine bitches, and have a sick ass time unlike the other bloggers who aren’t even real don’t live in Thailand or live off a pittance of an income, don’t know what they are talking about, and don’t have the money to party the way one expects of someone who owns a sex blog such as this.
Stickboy has a steady flow of Instagram like pictures, and random notes. And gossip about nightlife in Bangkok. Who cares if its true or not. , its fun to view. The problem is the name (how did he think?).., and that its so important for him not to offend the people that ad on his site. He had a terribly devot article when Bullard died. And he frequently promote The Game, a venue run by the B-room guys.
But I think his traffic is increasing. He must be doing something right?
I dunno dude, you tell me, if he allowed comments on his site and approved them (even the hate ones like I do) I wonder what we would read.
he keeps a good twitter feed, gotta give him credit for that. i’d like to hear an explanation of why he chose the name. Much respect to stickman for doing what he has for as long as he has. I wonder how he feels about the “stick” aspect of the name. if it was meant as a sign of respect, I guess it’s cool; but he might want to make that clear. Perhaps he has and I just don’t know of it.
i was quoted a 13,000 baht bar fine once; beat that!!!!
for BKK, have to agree that you now know the scene better than anyone at this point. And like you said, the volume in which you’re out there has to result in insight.
for Pattaya, if there’s anyone out there who has hit more gogo nights, bf’s, and massages than me – i suggest they get a mental health evaluation immediately.
don’t you mean medical check? lol I’m ready for another night out soon bro, tour of the latest in Pattaya!
Who The Hell Is Stickboy Bangkok?
A guy who desperately wants to be the next Stickman or even better, Bernard “Night Owl” Trink.
Stickboy, or better known as Michael McKay (please visit http://website.informer.com/Michael+Mckay.html) who has a shitload of shitty websites, that all are failures.
And if any one tries to get into his *cough*cough* domain he pretends like some bully.
He’s the saddest sucker you’ll find in the titty bar, if he’s even there.
The guy in your link is different the guy stickboy claims he is…maybe different guys with same name?
If Chris doesn’t mind me linking to teakdoor this should answer all your questions. Although I hardly ever read either of them, (stickman or boy) I knew this so searched for it for you guys.
Note its from 2006. I’m unsure if the poster IS Stickboy or if the poster is quoting him from elsewhere. Its not clear.
And of course, Stick’s reply to the question.
You would almost feel sorry for the guy. This is absolutely pathetic!
Seems a honest and down to earth write up to me Dickie.
Registering stickboybangkok.com was a brainwave? Man, if only we could all be that original!
I hope people do get a better idea of what really goes on behind the stickboy.com site. Actually, nothing goes on behind the scenes.
If you take a better look at his stories, you’ll notice they have little to no content. The so called daily coverage of life in Bangkok is nothing but rewriting somebody else’s story. Maybe on two (?) stories we have to give him some credit. (Pearls for the pigs?) Other than that, it is all out there.
If you’re really interested in daily coverage of Bangkok and beyond, just visit Coconuts Bangkok. While they also snoop the net for what goes on in the big mango, at least they rewrite it so much better. They also bring original stories and video content.
For fucks sake! You can just as well keep reading livingthai.org as this site also brings some basic coverage of what goes on in the city of angels. And this site actually seems to give helpful insights for those who enjoy the nightlife scene. Not to mention a refreshing approach on “Thai Girl of the Month”. Sure beats those (stolen from the net) totties from Stickboy.
For those who are interested where Stick steals his pictures, all you have to do is a Google image search. You might think I’m the copyright police here, eh? To be honest, I don’t care so much about it, but I do care about lazy bastards who can’t put in the effort to create something original. What bothers me the most is the attitude as if they are the reference when it comes to Bangkok nightlife, etc.
Anyway, I hope you folks appreciate somebody that puts in the effort, no matter what they’re writing about. Titties, PadThai or Orchids – but wanna be’s who pretend to BE it. Fuck it! We’ve seen too many of those tossers here in Thailand.
P.S. Always wear a condom!
As he himself said, he gets lots of interesting gossip and news that he doesn’t publish..the site would be genuinely interesting IF he was a bit mischievous and published things some people don’t want but that’s difficult if he’s so keen to out himself. Instead it’s mostly recycled news and endless galleries of totty which I think in the era of youporn etc is redundant. Kinda old fashioned actually…
The site is professional and looks good, deserves some credit for that.
Lol for a dude who doesn’t care you’re doing an awful lot of bitching, and it’s coming across quite obvious that dickie is your good self, I think there is enough room in the Internet for everyone, so don’t see the problem
I wrote 600 words on the subject and now im bitching too much? Whatever, and no, i dont fake comment thats absurd.
WTF Jimjob! (You sound like some dude named “not that James Bob”)
Do you have any idea how much effort it takes to be a real Dick? (maybe you do)
Anyway, it took me a lot of time and energy talking with people such as yourself and reading meaningless sites such as – you guessed it.
So, at least give me the credit for being a dick – you dickhead! Chris already gets enough attention from those escort girls peeping through his Canon. (I’m talking about his camera, you perverts :))
Jimjob, remember my P.S.? (always wear a condom) You leave it off, ok? And get some STD to cuddle up against.
Seems like he’s fond of ladyboys too judging be where he was drinking tonight per his own website! Each to their own.
But, after a good article by stickman today, the paucity of stickboys reporting is even clearer. So many interesting stories, gossip but his website full of photos of random woman off the net.
Stickboy is a complete tool.
I won’t claim to know anything about the intricacies of running a Thailand blog or how much income it can generate but I do know bollocks content when I see it.
F**k all originality, wank fodder photos gleaned from any number of stalking sessions on imgur or instagram, moronic re-hashes of running stories and a Thaivisa forum bigot-view of the world.
Last year, he ran a story about Shaun Wood, a young Aussie “free runner” fanatic who was hurt in a completely unrelated road accident. Stickboy tore into the guy because he had no medical insurance and his family launched one of those “gofundme” appeals to get his bills paid.
He more or less made out the guy deserved what happened to him because of the risks he took elsewhere in his life. What a f***ing douche
Good post, I was wondering the same thing myself. Googled the question and found this site for he first time,. I like some of Stickboy’s posts but mostly it’s stuff lifted from other places. I had a go at starting a small Thailand travel blog a while ago before even following any other blogs, as it was just a way to record some trips to islands and stuff, but it’s nothing more than a hobby and gets miniscule visitors. I threw a few news stories on there and thought about doing a stickboy rip-off site, but figured there’s no point even trying to copy the tone and personality of others, or compete in the girly niche, as there are so many around.
As for Thai Visa, it’s impossible to post anything on there without know-it-alls having a go and slagging you off. They all seem bitter about women / new westeners living in Thailand.
looks like the OP was as wrong about Stickboybangkok as the US liberal media was wrong about Trump.
It’s on his bio tag on his blog. One search away from his LinkedIn, which reveals Trading Places Ltd. as his main income source.
I don’t know why your blog post tries to imply he wants to hide himself from the public. He’s not hiding at all.