Answer: People often ask me this question. I get it. They want to know why would I toil away hours and hours of my personal time for a blog? And indeed Laoconnection.com has been around for many years so it's a lot of hours.
In the beginning it was my desire to contribute to the online community - a form of community service, so to speak. Essentially, it was to make available a useful and fun resource for others to come and learn about Lao stuff.
Lately my inspiration or rather my motivation are my nieces and nephew. They may not know this fact. The fact that I want to leave a knowledge bank of Lao stuff for them to learn from. And in a broader sense, for all young Lao people especially expatriates growing up abroad and who want to learn more about their roots.
This is a part of the new ຖາມຫຍັງກໍໄດ້ Ask Anything Series here on Laoconnection.com where we're sharing the many questions people have asked us over the years from in-person conversations, email, Facebook, and the blog.
For those wanting to add to the conversation, your comments below the posts are welcome. Feel free to make contact in Facebook to ask questions. Most people don't want their names published and that wish will be respected.