I’ve just spent the past couple of hours looking through about 300 Thai blogs – I’ll tell you why later. Out of about 300 blogs, more than 200 are dead, left by their owners to gather dust. Almost all of the dead blogs end with a post apologizing to the world that the blog is about to end.
From looking at every Thailand blog under the sun, I think it’s safe to conclude that we are a pretty boring group of people who write about exactly the same things at exactly the same times.
It really started depressing me, looking at all of these blogs. Two things usually happen when foreigners move to Thailand. The first is that they decide to write a blog because the wealth of information they have to take in on a daily basis cannot be handled without writing some of it down. After the blog stage, foreigners will usually decide that their musings are too big for a blog to contain, at which point they begin working on books.
We are a predictable, often downright weird, bunch. One blog that I came across was written, by the child’s father, from the perspective of a four-year-old. The last post goes something like this:
I am really happy that daddy put up this picture because its the first time that I can see my other mummy on my website! Her name is K. Su. For a reason I am really puzzled, my mummy says she is Enemy No. One and that I will never see her. I dont know why my mummy is so anti-Su because she looks like a very nice woman. I think you will agree.
My daddy said that when my mummy went away, he met K. Su and they were just good friends and nothing more. After my mummy in Rayong province split up with her new boyfriend she went back to daddy and asked if they could get back together, but when mummy found out about daddys new lady friend she was very angry and ran away again. I dont blame daddy though, because my mummy was away from him for many many months.
I guess that’s one way of dealing with your issues.
One positive note from my browsing was the discovery that Lyle (Bangkok Expat Mama) has started blogging again. I love Lyle because she once bought me dinner and anyone who buys me food receives my eternal respects.