Interview With EFL Blogger Gdog Of The Daily Kimchi, Part 2
Gdog has insight on a topic that many a blogger would like to learn more about: blogging for cash!
Well, to be fair, it’s not as simple as that. Starting from the beginning, what’s cool about blogging?
“I would say it’s fun and satisfying knowing that you are publishing something for others to read–and they enjoy (I hope) reading. Blogging has opened up my eyes to the gazillions of other blogs out there and different styles of blogging.”
For some insight into the less-than-ideal but humorous aspects of blogging, check out this YouTube video posted on the Daily Kimchi.
Gdog says “sometimes it is time consuming but if you stick to a schedule it should be okay. I would say blog at a pace that makes you comfortable!”
Now what everyone is waiting for: “Making money via blogging: At first I never thought about making money by blogging. But I discovered Google’s Adsense program and realized money could be made as the ads are targeted towards my audience. There are other ways out there to make money. One of the moneymaking blogs I follow is www.johnchow.com and www.problogger.net …these guys are very good at what they do. If you are looking for a place to start out, check them out. Another phenomenon is AGLOCO, which is a start up company that is going to revolutionize the way we surf the internet. Check out their site if you want more info!”
A couple more tips on Korea, two of them quite similar to those offered by “Mike”: “bring deodorant, bedsheets, and sheets. Deodorant is not sold in stores here!”
Finally, you might be interested to find out what Gdog’s future holds. Guesses on his career goals? His chosen profession is…the teaching profession!
“I actually completed my year of teacher training at university before I came to Korea…Teaching in Korea has made me realize that no matter where you are in the world, the majority of students are the same. Kids will be kids, and teaching is one of those jobs where it can be both hard work and rewarding. I believe this has made it much easier for me, since I know that this is what I want to do as my career. I plan on traveling the globe teaching–Korea is just a launch pad for our future endeavors!”
A big thank you to Gdog for doing the interview – including Part 1 – and also for waiting patiently for the TEFL Logue to get its act together and post it! Don’t wait for the TEFL Logue to bring you news from Korea…bookmark the Daily Kimchi and get it directly.