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Why I blog about Thailand

I started this blog just a little over 4 months ago with no real plan in mind, other than just to put down what was on my mind. I don't know everything about Thailand but I do know a thing or two that perhaps others don't know and I thought that if I start a blog and try and impart some of that wisdom I might actually be helping someone.

What I didn't expect was the hundreds of emails from people who actually thought that what I had written was useful. Now I'm not a writer, my English sux and I couldn't write a formal letter if my life dependent on it. In fact my Thai is quite similar, definitely not someone you'd want to put on TV. I guess that's why it's amazing that 20,000 thousand people so far this month have visited the site and spent an average of 3 minutes reading what I've had to say.

While other bloggers in Thailand try to be politically correct, not cover the sleazy subjects and try their hardest not to generalize Thai people I try to say it how it is, what other bloggers dare not say I explain in full detail. And why not, you wouldn't believe some of the things people type into google to find this site, people are hungry for information about Thai girls, Ladyboys, where to find sideline girls, things like how much to sponsor a Thai girl are really popular. Why not write about the things people are interested in, and it just so happens i'm interested in those things.

I have to say I have more than a few haters though, maybe 2% of the emails and comments I get are from the kind of people who have been here more than 5 years have a chip on their shoulder and think they know everything. To those people I don't have much to say, most times I don't respond unless they've really ticked me off and made things personal. Since i'm not trying to appease everyone by writing safely I expect to get these kind of comments. There's a very popular forum in Thailand where those kind of people are better off spending their online time anyway not here.

Not everything I write about is controversial either. I've written some useful uncontroversial posts on the cheapest way to transfer money to Thailand, hotels with free wifi in Bangkok, and how to learn the Thai language quickly.

Me I love Thailand, I love Thailand for all the good and the bad, I might bitch about it a little sometimes (but I bitch about Australia and USA too) however overall it's a great place to live and right now I wouldn't live anywhere else.

Well I hope you do like the blog and is useful to you, if you havn't already sign up to the make sure you have registered so you can comment, and don't forget to like my Facebook page.

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About Chris

Chris founded LivingThai.org in 2011 and has received over 3 million visitors. He has lived here for over 10 years and speaks reads and writes very good Thai.
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