Thursday, January 10, 2008

Korean Blog Nominations for Bloggies 2008

I got a reminder, a request for nomination actually, from another blogger recently that nominations for the Bloggies 2008 have opened.

I duly nominated them, however you have to submit at least three blogs in total. There is a category for Best Asian Blog, so I had a difficult choice picking my top 3 blogs from Asia.

Should I chose the Marmots Hole probably the best known Korea blog? What about Matt at Gusts of Popular Feeling and James at The Grand Narrative? Mike the MetroPolitician writes strong and impassioned posts trying to get Korea to like foreigners more. He also runs FeetMan Seoul which could certainly be nominated in Best Fashion blog. While RokDrop , DPRK Studies, One Free Korea and Korea Law Blog provide the serious Korean news stories of the day.

Daeguowl at Kimchi for Breakfast continues to amuse with his skiing antics and lets not forget the lady bloggers : Sara at SaraDevil ,Expat Jane and Cat at SeoulLife.

Busan Mike, Stafford the Chosun Bimbo, Kevin the Big Hominid, TorgoDevil the Geek, David Mr Staypuff , Gdog DailyKimchi and Aaron at Idiot's collective have all provided so much details on their lives thoughout the year.

There's several possible candidates for Best Humorous Weblog : Beloved Leader Blog , The YANGPA, Weird Asia News and Asian Off Beat all provide plenty of light relief.

ZenKimchi's food journal would be a possible for the best food weblog, as would Mary Eats who continues to blog about food and Korean things from San Francisco.

Phil at London Korea Links lists so many things relating to Korea going on in England I sometimes think there's more going on there than in Seoul itself.

Web 2.0 Asia and Techno Kimchi are two good blogs written by Koreans on Technology in Asia that I dip into occasionally. They would be candidates for Best Technology blog.

Some recent new K-Bloggers Seoul Buffoon and Kiss My Kimchi would be good candidates for Best New blog.

And then there are the Japanese blogs : Japundit, JapanProbe and are all worthy candidates.

Lost Nomad has sadly stopped posting, we'll miss his fishing stories and caustic comments, but he was never one for these types of competitions anyway.

For the award for Lifetime achievement I feel there can be only nominee Diamond Geezer. Everyday he posts, without fail, a well written, interesting and engaging item on a variety of subjects mostly concerning life in London. Definitely worth a read, even if you know nothing about London.

Who would you nominate?

Nominations close at 10pm EST on Friday Jan 11th 2008, so you don't have much time to get your nomination in. Once the finalists have been chosen voting starts on Jan 22nd and ends on Jan 31st. The winners will not be announced until March 9th.

Just a small bit of advice if you choose to use the nomination webpage: I almost gave up on the form. It kept coming back saying "Please revise your vote and resubmit". It was only after the fifth time that I noticed that the small red box at the bottom was a "re-captcha" and you have to type in the two textually distorted words. My eyes had completely skipped over the box, I had automatically assumed it was an advert.


James Turnbull said...

Thanks for the mention Jon. I doubt I'll win any prizes, but it's good to know that people still visit the blog after I started writing more and not just translating "articles" about photoshoots of Korean women in bikinis!

Keep up the good work.

Cat said...


Thanks for the mention! I've totally been offline too much this month and missed the nominations. But, I'm glad to see lots of new bloggers linked that I hadn't even heard about yet.

I'll be sure to check everyone out.

Good luck!