The Cambodian Blog community has many facets, including an active group of "ex-pat" bloggers. Ex-pats are people who are citizens from other countries, but are living in Cambodia. Perhaps my friend, John Weeks, in the photograph above has the precise definition.
Details Are Sketchy is an anonymous blogger who writes about life in Cambodia. Her short, pithy, and witty posts are not only fun to read, but also very informative. I love her authentic style. She also has the definitive list of Cambodian BlogHers here.
John Weeks (aka jinja) has lived in Cambodia for a long time and has been blogging for many years. I think he might be the first ex-pat Cambodian blogger. He writes about Cambodian culture, arts, comics, and many other topics. Hi blog is always informative. He is an active tagger and expert in social networking sites. He is also runs a Web development company based in Cambodia called House32. His clients are primarily Cambodian NGOs and small businesses in country, but if you like his work you can certainly send him an inquiry. His company was a sponsor of the conference.
Thomas Wanhoff in Cambodia recently arrived in Cambodia from Germany. He did a presentation on podcasting - his first in English! He was a participant in the small group role play on social media and we had great fun.
Phil Lees writes a blog called phnomenon.com focused on food and restaurants in Cambodia. He presented a session called "Content is King" with John Weeks.
Preetam Rai is not technically an ex-pat Cambodian blogger. He is the Southeast Asian regional editor for Global Voices Online and his personal blog is "betterdays" I first discovered Preetam Rai back in April, 2005 when he wrote the definitive tutorial on bloglines. Also at the conference was Geoffrey Cain from Global Voices who recently left to go back to the states, but is still blogging about Cambodia.