About 7 months ago I had an idea to do a blog instead of a mass email for my trip to Cambodia. I thought of the pros: people could access when they wanted; I would have comments archived; I could easily add pictures. I also thought of the cons: it would be much more public; I would have to protect identity of my clients, office, and university; some people I am close to would need to learn how to blog (good job Mom!); and I didn’t know if people would read it.
Six months ago I took the plunge and started a public blog about being a social worker in Cambodia. Now, there is no turning back. I found that people who wanted to read did. I got comments. I met new people (Hi John, Hi Mongkol, Hi Heather, Hi Mombian). Heck, I even got a really nice letter from the Cambodian Ministry of Tourism about my blog. Although I have gotten some negative comments on my blog, for the most part people have been friendly and a friend pointed out that if I am upsetting people enough that they feel the need to comment, then I am probably doing something right.
But the blog was Cambodia specific…. Therefore I am opening this one which I will keep for as long as I decide to keep a blog. I am hoping to keep up the old political, human rights, and human trafficking commentary, while perhaps adding in some more fun stuff along the way.
Thanks for coming over!