Vote Early. Vote Frequently.

10 Magazine is holding a poll on which is the best English blog in Korea.

Just some info. vote zenkimchi Not making a call to action or anything.


Foodies in the JoongAng Daily

Korean food made in the USA


7 thoughts on “Vote Early. Vote Frequently.”

  1. I have to hand it to the Korean bloggers, they are good at hyping each other.

    A little digging I found this page:

    Which is interesting in that it claims all those blogs listed (which includes this one) have a total of *** viewers a day. Which is not a lot. But they always link to each other and seem to be in Korean newspapers so even if they’re only reading each other, they seem to be a pretty tight knit community.

    However, some of those ads rates are too high for that traffic. Also interesting to see that an “article with pictures” can be bought for *** for one blog, or on ALL BLOGS for ***???? Am I reading that right? People are buying articles here?? I might buy some myself, at that price.

    At Zenkimchi the “Advertise here” link in the sidebar goes to this page:

    Which is not good for business. Not good at all.

  2. W42,

    Who are you anyway and why do you troll at a food site? Me thinks you either have too much time on your hands or you’ve been banned from other sites such as sports and news. Go somewhere else to be an idiot.

  3. A lot of bad things have been said about me here, but I want to point out that what I wrote was not false, or even a secret, all the info was taken from the Seoul Eats site. It referred to an ad network all these korean food blogs are on, including Zen Kimchi. This info was publicly available, and easy to find.

    And obviously what I said was of interest to someone, because my comment has been edited, and all those pages on Seoul Eats. Zen Kimchi himself had some disparaging things to say about me here in the comments, and now his remarks have also been removed. I guess he had second thoughts.

    With no apology to me, I might add.

    And yet comments calling me an “idiot” are allowed. Whatever happened to this blogging with integrity thing, and attacking the idea, not the person? I seem to remember a post about that here, not long ago.

    Not only that, but some of the bloggers on this Korean food ad network are now emailing me, so I guess my private information is up for grabs when I write something that makes someone uncomfortable. Like when I write a comment that doesn’t agree with the host, other commenters are allowed to attack me personally.

    I also want to say that Joe once told me in these comments that I “kept him on his toes.” I took this as an encouragement.

    More than any recent commenter on this site, I’ve offered my free professional opinion on how this site could be better. Believe it or not, I’m really not an idiot. I know where I’m not wanted. Truth be told, there are better ways I could be spending my time, than writing on here. This incident makes me realize that.

    I wish KenKimchi and the whole korean food blog ad network the best of luck, sincerely. And as I offered before, Joe, if you’re ever in New York email me and I will buy you a beer, in person.

    See you around.


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