Thailand Consulting – Personalized hang out sessions with me discussing all that you want and need to know about Thailand. Hangouts will be based on your individual interests, goals and objectives, aka your current needs.
Learn Thai Podcast – Learn to read and write Thai language. Thai podcast offers free Thai language lessons as well as premium courses. I’ve tried their free resources and I’m very impressed.
Backpacking Through Thailand – Off the beaten path travel resources, hotel reviews and notes from the road. I decided to backpack through Thailand after living there for years.
Tips For Women Traveling To Thailand – Everything I’ve written to help female travelers and expats in Thailand.
Complete Guide To Buriram, Isaan – Everything you need to know to travel to Buriram. It’s also one my side projects.
Thailand Survival Guide – 1Cover’s Thailand survival guide is packed full of hot tips and good neighbourly advice to keep you safe on your next trip.
Surfing The Philippines – 19 days of surf and adventure in San Juan, La Union. Travel reviews included.
When The Doctor Tells You ‘You Can’t’. And Other Misconceptions – After being hit intentionally by a car while on foot, a failed marriage, and plagued with allergies, I healed beyond what I was told was possible by training Muay Thai.
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Platforms + Themes
WordPress – The self hosted version of WordPress is the best blogging platform available. Self hosted means your site runs on your servers, for example, with HostGator (see below). It’s also open source and free. You have complete control over your website when you self host; a separate entity cannot change conditions on you, thus effecting your work. WordPress is easy to use and highly customizable with free to premium plugins and templates available. All of my sites run on WordPress.
Woo Themes – Woo Themes is a terrific choice for beginners and those without web development skills. They offer a variety of free and premium themes that are SEO friendly, highly customizable and easy to use.
Genesis – Genesis is a leaders in WordPress theme development, offering a variety of free and premium themes. The platform’s strength is its security features and seo optimization. Genesis is simple to navigate, however, if you’re interested in making a lot of changes to their themes’ design, be prepared to learn either some CSS or some code, or both. Genesis also offers free tutorials and customer support. MBSB runs on the Genesis platform.
HostGator – HostGator offers one step WordPress installation. It’s also cost efficient, easy to use and their customer service is great. All of my sites run on HostGator.
Namecheap – I research availability and buy all of my domain names via Namecheap. Namecheap is simple to use and inexpensive. WhoisGuard Privacy Protection is free for your first year.
Email + RSS
Feedburner – Feedburner provides custom RSS feeds. It’s free and easily added to WordPress sites. Readers may access your website’s feed, meaning they may read your website, via a reader of their choice. Feedburner also allows people to sign up to receive new content emailed directly to their inboxes. Feedburner integrates well with other email marketing service providers such as MailChimp (see below).
MailChimp – MailChimp is an email marketing service provider that offers both free and premium services. It allows you versatility in customizing your emails, managing lists and converting leads into sales. If you’re on my mailing list, you’re receiving emails via MailChimp.
Testing + Optimization
Google Webmaster Tools – Google Webmaster Tools is a free service that submits a sitemap of your website to Google. This is not something you want to skip. It’s a great resource to identify incoming links, broken links and list traffic per keyword separately.
Google Analytics – Another free service offered by Google. Google Analytics generates detailed statistics about your website’s traffic. It also measures conversions and sales.