Thailand is a booming tourist destination right now, and, with tourists, come Instagram pics, Facebook statuses and blog posts. It’s now common to find a blog post talking about a hotel near Lumpini park or something of the like.
But there’s something to consider. Something known to the internet as Sturgeon’s Law or Sturgeon’s Revelation, which roughly goes something like this: “Ninety percent of everything is cr*p”. Some blogs don’t really give out new content, or doesn’t have that special spark that sets it apart from the others.
So what do the special snowflakes have that makes them, well, special? Why are they the best?
Here’s a look, maybe you can pick up some ideas from them.
- Richard Barrow: general, travel, photography, etc.
- Richard Barrow has done so much blogging about Thailand, with his flagship site, and at least 3 additional blog sites, that it’s safe to say he’s the big daddy of Thailand blogging. His flagship covers the general subject range, whilst his other sites tend to be more specific. What makes Barrow’s blog is it’s utterly straightforward approach. No fluff, just info and photos on his travels; short, sweet and straight to the point with useful info.
- 8 Miles from Home: travel videos
- 8 Miles from Home addresses a problem some people might have when travelling through Thailand: How to do it with your dog in tow. The blog site brings in audience with high quality videos with cinematic design and effects, clearly a step-up from most vloggers.
- Ajarn: teaching
- If you’re thinking there’s enough blogs about people’s stay in a hotel near Lumpini park, but not enough about teaching, there’s Ajarn. Primarily a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) site, it’s also full of blog posts about living surveys, and how-to guides, combining its teaching-centric design with blogging.
- Tieland to Thailand: expatriate living
- First impressions last, and with a catchy, clever name like ‘Tieland to Thailand’, this site’s a winner. Calling this one a blog is kind of underselling it, as it’s akin to Wikipedia for expats hoping to live in Thailand: a giant resource filled with info to help them. Much like Richard Barrow’s blog posts, the articles here are delivered as straightforwardly as possible.