10 Magazine is conducting a poll of readers' favorite English-language K-blogs. Brian in Jeollanam-do was one of the originals on the list, along with the two I consider the best in the business, Gusts of Popular Feeling and ROK Drop. Others on the list, and my blogroll, I enjoy are Monster Island, Chris in South Korea, On My Way To Korea, and Eat Your Kimchi. But don't forget some of the bloggers we like best aren't the big-name ones everybody knows about, but the ones that write their lives in interesting and original ways. If the blog you like isn't on there, click "Other" and write it in; after it gets three write-ins it will be added and those three votes counted. The poll closes on March 15th.
Over the past few days on Facebook and other sites this has become quite a competition, kind of killing the spirit of something probably intended to be completely benign and fun. Of course "favorite blog" is subjective and isn't a category I can really campaign for, but if mine happens to be your favorite, please vote for me and help break me out of the middle of the pack. Or, vote for the ones you like and get them in the top ten and in the April issue of the magazine. I'm not concerned about "winning," but I do hope my 1,500+ daily visitors and 550+ Google Reader subscribers will help me finish strong.
I've read through 10 Magazine a few times, and think it's alright, in spite of being rather Seoul-centric. I recommend the Jeolla event calendar, for South and North Jeolla provinces, as a pretty good resource for people down here wanting to stay active and informed each month.