Life in Korea, World Travel, and Other Musings
Yes, the focus of my site is food. And I don’t know about you, but I can’t stand trying to find a recipe online and having to weed through someone’s boring daily recount of their child’s pooping habits before I finally get to the ingredient list. A food blog is a food blog is a food blog. And it should be about…um, food? Right? That’s what I think.
But I didn’t always do the food thing.
My original site began in 2009 as a personal blog about moving to Korea. As my awareness of all things around me at that time became increasingly acute, I decided I should journal about this momentous life change. And, you know, just have something my family and friends could see aside from Skype dates and Facebook photos.
As time went on, I realized that:
1) Life happens no matter where you live, and day-to-day logging of those little events is not always that exciting. It’s just not…sorry, bloggers of the world.
2) Making a “Moving to Korea” blog is not a novel idea. Pretty much everyone that comes here does it.
3) What was far more interesting was the extreme challenge I faced in just trying to eat normal American food (or just non-Korean food), even in my own apartment. Some of the tips and tricks I created for myself were much more useful to people, whether living in Korea or not.
So I changed the overall focus of my blog and started making YouTube videos to boot. Last month, the super-awesome iWeb that I’d been using for 3 years changed to the not-quite-so-awesome iWeb, and I’m currently loading all my old blogs and recipes onto the I-hope-this-is-awesome-and-not-a-pain-in-the-ass WordPress.
But occasionally I still throw my two cents around about other things from life in Korea, to world travel, to other random thoughts I find useful and/or amusing to others. But I like to keep them separate. If it has nothing to do with the food, you’ll find it here.
And I’ll keep doing both, so long as I think it’s worth doing. If it ever becomes a bunch of excruciating minutiae (thank you, Elaine Benes), then I’ll stop.