I would be remiss if I did not wish Robert Koehler of the Marmot’s Hole a happy 10 year anniversary of blogging. The Joong Ang Ilbo took notice of this anniversary and has an article featuring Robert as well as two other well known bloggers:
“What do you do in Seoul?”
“Oh, I blog.”
So goes the response of a few lucky expat souls.
To write about what you want, when you want, from the comfort of your own home, while also making money is a dream shared by many yet achieved by few.
The odds are stacked against blogging full time for a living, but there are some expats who have nearly made it there. The longest-surviving expat blog in Korea, The Marmot’s Hole, just reached the decade milestone this year. So to mark the occasion, the Korea JoongAng Daily talked to three opinion leaders in the field who created some of the go-to blogs people access when looking for information on Korea.
Blogging still isn’t their only source of income, but as these three individuals testify, there are other ways to make money and set yourself on a new career path if you’re able to drive up the hits.
The three Americans began life in Korea as English teachers and found more than a hobby in their blogs, proving that the sky’s the limit in the blogosphere. [Joong Ang Ilbo]