Joy in Magazine!

Joy in a Magazine about Thai Food Blogging!

My 15 minutes of fame as you say in America – yes?

I was featured in a Thai Magazine, July 2007!!! 🙂 (Page 69 if you want to find me) It’s called SMEs Chee Chong Ruay in Thai language. I just bought it and had a look.

One day, my best friend, who is a writer of this magazine asked me about what do I do in my free time because she didn’t see me often when I was in Bangkok. I told her that I love cooking a lot and my husband suggested that I should have my own Thai Food Cooking Blog to share the recipes.

So, I wrote my story and recipes on Blogger. Also, I made cooking videos with free downloads and I make a little money on selling E-Books, (Try Thai Food, Authentic Thai Food to Try at HOME).

I had too much free time, I guess haha! But doing it is fun and you wouldn’t think that it is hard work at all.

These things that my husband and did seems to be a very new small business for Thai people, as I haven’t seen many people doing it yet. We thought it would take about 5 more years for Thai people to understand how to make money from the internet, especially blogging but if a person can write English even only as good as me (and I’m far from perfect!), then a little money can be made.

However, my friend wanted to show her readers that doing what you love can also make you money, if you have time to relax you also have time to do this relaxing business at the same time.

Anyway, she spent some nights interviewing me on the phone and asking me a lot of information.

Now, I am expecting to see more blogs in Thai language. Blogger allows blogs in Thai now and will even translate blogs into Thai or more than 10 other languages. There are so many good topics to write about Thailand or even some other interesting topics. But when we search we don’t find very much written in Thai for Thai people to read, especially blogs.

Even though it doesn’t make a ton of money for me, blogging is a good way to share your way of thinking and your personality through your BLOG!

Ok, that’s all! I just wanted to tell you about my article in the Thai magazine. I’m happy today!

Sawasdee Ka - Joy