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  1. Fel
    Fel April 17, 2016 at 10:25 am . Reply

    I never write comments, because a lot of what I’m reading was posted so long ago and I figured the topics moved on even thought it’s a blog and that’s clearly not the case.

    It’s your blog, so I do think you should do what you like. I’d hope the prior Korea stuff stays–that’s how I found you, and reading your comments and you pointing to other blogs that weren’t 100% complaining has helped shaped a lot of my life in Korea for the better, and made it so I do take a lot of time to go out and explore the country. It’s definitely helped me fall in love with the country, and your post about places to eat in Jeonju shaped a whole trip I organized for me and my friends.

    I totally understand not wanting to keep writing about it–especially if you feel like you don’t have anything super new to say!! It sucks feeling like your stuck in a rut on a topic. But as a fellow writer who doesn’t deal with sci-fi that often but wants to, I find your insights on the genre and tabletop stuff more recently super interesting, and I enjoy hearing what you’ve read and your thoughts on it. Whatever you write about, when I get an RSS notification about a new post I’m usually pretty happy.

    I think if you do end up focusing more on writing and sci-fi, you probably shouldn’t try to focus on ‘what can I contribute’ to start with. Maybe later down the road, but at least when I start exploring a new topic I tend to just record things I”m noticing and observing, or interesting patterns. It doesn’t matter if everyone else and their mother already knows about it. Writing that stuff down in an organized way lets me organize it and build up my foundation in the topic. That’s personal experience though, and might not apply so much to you.

    Basically do whatever you like. I really enjoy the blog, and it has made my life in Korea so much better. Whatever you end up doing next with it, I look forward to. It’s always been a pleasure to read whatever has your interest recently, and I’ll try to make a better effort to leave comments no matter how much or little you decide to add things here.

  2. zungg
    zungg April 17, 2016 at 10:56 am . Reply

    I’m a reader, and owner of a blog defunct for more or less five years. I can’t remember how I found your blog, but it was a couple of yeas ago I think. Everyone who blogs faces this “no one cares including me” moment sooner or later. Obviously I hope you keep at it, but I’d prefer if you didn’t make it a single or dual or tri-al issue blog, What’s really lacking these days is general all-purpose blogs. But ultimately you’ll write what you want to write. And thanks.

  3. Surprisesaplenty
    Surprisesaplenty April 17, 2016 at 12:44 pm . Reply

    Hey Gord, I still often read your posts. I like beer but am not all that interested in making it. I have almost no opinion on jazz music. I am interested in Cthulhu and steampunk and your writing process. As we both live in Korea, I follow your discussions on local themes some of the time.

    My own blogs are more a place for me to post information interesting to me. I have no idea how many people are reading it; every once in a while I see a sudden spat of 100 views all from Russia and I have no idea what that means. i am careful not to click on the ‘referring links’ that blogger offers.

    No one comments on my blogs but I reread them for old posts which have info I need again.

    I comment on the Big Hominid’s blog more than anywhere else. Usually, this is on his personal posts and not on whatever issues he is discussing.

  4. Ahimsa
    Ahimsa April 17, 2016 at 5:46 pm . Reply

    I agree with the others. Keep blogging about whatever interests you and I’ll keep reading it.
    The Georgian London thing especially sounds cool to me, but I think many of us readers appreciate your thoughtful takes on whatever you are dealing with.

  5. wongoon
    wongoon April 19, 2016 at 1:12 am . Reply

    For my completely selfish reasons I hope that you continue to blog. My suggestion is to do it for your own selfish reasons. If blogging doesn’t satisfy your personal agenda, then screw it!!! But I’m guessing that you come across too many cool things not to share. I’m guessing that you stress over your blog format/structure a lot… Really, who cares about that Gord, it’s all about your writing and posted media. Add a tag and put the onus on your readers! Heh heh. But yeah, obviously your novel writing should be the higher priority. So decrease the friction to the post and keep posting dammit! Think about your poor readers in the U.S. you selfish bastard!!! Heh heh

  6. Justin Howe
    Justin Howe April 20, 2016 at 7:40 pm . Reply

    I do enjoy your blog as you tend to get in depth on whatever topic you’re writing about. But I can see the perils of the Expat blog. So many of them start to look alike and then disappear when the travels are over – or they only concern themselves with the most surface level things. Of course the expat forums are worse, and I suspect those are being written by bots at this point. Unless you’re going to translate articles re: Korean current events, you’re likely only ever to stay focused on the surface. Like I hardly saw much mention of the recent filibuster or election results on any Expat sites. Meanwhile, I’ve already read two articles on the Busan slave factory.

    Anyway, yeah, more blog posts!

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