Want to be a Guest Blogger

August 26, 2012 in Guest Posts

Want to be a Guest Blogger?

One of the few things I miss about no longer living in England is the banter you have with your mates and random strangers in the pub. Although this is changing a little for me now as I’m making a conservative effort to ‘do more networking’.

Bangkok Guest BloggerFor a large part of the day I work alone and as I live in a predominantly Thai area of Bangkok, I have little in the way of any deep interactions. Some days no more than a friendly ‘sawatdii’ or ‘bpen ngai baang’. Maybe I should work in more bars and coffee shops. I must be getting lazy or to comfortable in my old age! In fact one of the great things about Bangkok is there is an abundance of free Wi-Fi around the city. London lags a long way behind on this and is another reason why Thailand make an ideal destination to be an online marketer.

One of the ideas behind this blog was to help other people who are in similar circumstances or who are looking to make the move and start a new life living and working in Thailand. When you move to any new city, especially a big city like Bangkok with all it’s alien cultures and customs you can’t help but feel like a stranger in a strange land. It’s always good to know one or two people who can offer help and advice and help you settle in so you can hit the ground running and start enjoying yourself.

I don’t know how often I will be writing on this blog but I do have good intentions to do it regularly. With a little  self discipline I intend to write several times a week… I think. (OK, I’ve put down in writing so you can hold me to it now!) But at the end of the day it’s a labour of love and I don’t want it to become a chore. With that being said, I also don’t want this blog to be some boring rant about my life or any of that nonsense. I’ve read to many narcissistic and masochistic  blog posts about Thai girls by jaded white guys and don’t want to go down that route. I want this blog to be a community where other bloggers, readers and Internet marketers can make a positive contribution to the community, stimulate conversation and if you’re a product or service owner provide a special deal for the readers.

How to Become a Guest Blogger

If you would like to contribute to this blog by being a guest blogger or reviewer then please contact me here, and enter ‘guest blogger request’ in the About field. Thai and Western guest bloggers are all welcome!

WTF I'm a Guest BloggerHere are a few ideas for guest blog posts to get your creative juices flowing:

* Bangkok Bar, Hotel and Restaurant Reviews

* Bangkok Nightlife

* Your Bangkok/Thailand Stories

* Your Top Ten Lists of Things to Do in Bangkok/Thailand

* Dating in Thailand

* Internet Marketing Tips & Tricks

* Internet Marketing Product Reviews

* Working from Home

* How to Live and Work in Thailand

If you have any other suggestion of what you want to see on this blog, feel free to drop me a line or leave a comment below. Khop Khun Khrab!

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Learn Thai… The Word of the Day: bpen ngai baang in Thai language is ”How are you?”

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Brainstorming For Lifestyle Blog Ideas

August 19, 2012 in Guest Posts

Start Your Own Lifestyle Blog

Lately, it’s been one of those times where I can think of any good lifestyle blog ideas.  It seems like each idea I come up with is uninteresting, beat to death, or irrelevant to one of my blogs.  This is one of those times when I’ll use my Top Ten Blog Ideas List to kick start a new blog idea, but I’ll tell you that even that doesn’t work sometimes.  I’m sure most of you know exactly what I’m talking about and probably think you’re a bad blogger for not being able to overcome that obstacle.  Well, there’s nothing wrong with you and I’m right there with you in that thought process.

A New Lifestyle Blog

lifestyle blogWhen this happens to me, I’ll often do something drastic.  I’ll take a break from blogging for a little while which could be a couple days, a week, or maybe even longer.  I tend to feel burnt out and need some time away to not worry about how many viewers are visiting my blogs each day or stressing about making sure the next article is just right.  In fact, that’s what I’ve done over the last week or two.  I definitely don’t consider it the end of the world either.  Lifestyle blogs are made to be built up over time and it is far too easy to get caught up in the notion that you need to blog every day or you’ll become irrelevant.  But, that’s just not true. I’ve Googled more search terms than I can count and it is amazing how many high ranking results are for sites that are clearly inactive with old outdated content from years ago.  This means that you can let your fingernails recover as taking a hiatus from your blog isn’t going to kill you.

However, just because you’re not blogging, doesn’t mean that you’re not generating new blog ideas. It’s amazing how many tasks, events, and occurrences take place throughout our daily lives. Each one of these can lead to a new lifestyle blog idea. In it’s own way, just living your life is a giant brainstorming session for coming up with new lifestyle blog ideas to expand on.  I own and currently maintain seven different blogs. Each one is about something completely different and really allows me to entertain a variety of ideas that randomly pass through my mind.  By backing away from blogging for a little while, it let’s you look at things from an outside perspective and realize that you can’t rush good ideas.  Sometimes they take a little while to come to you.  Check out our free blog tools!

So, next time you’re worrying about what to write about and it seems like everything you think of has been published online hundreds of times before, don’t be afraid to take a break.  Don’t write anything for awhile. Maybe don’t even look at your lifestyle blog at all.  It can be the exact remedy to get your mind back on track and ready to formulate whenever you feel like coming back to it.  You’ll be inadvertently brainstorming for new lifestyle blog ideas and have an entire arsenal to keep you busy writing for quite some time.  Thanks for checking out Blog Ideas!

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Learn Thai: Word of the Day – gii moong in Thai language is ‘What time?’


Brainstorming For Lifestyle Blog Ideas