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6.02.2013

Worldwide Korea Bloggers 2013 | I'm In!

I made the cut. Oh yes, I did!
Happy happy joy joy. :)
But I sure wasn't expecting this as I submitted my application at the very last minute, literally and figuratively. I would have totally missed the opportunity to even apply as a Worldwide Korea Blogger, had I not chanced upon their announcement on my Facebook timeline.

And so there I was, just a few minutes shy of the May 26 deadline, frantically filling out the WKB application form. But this was not the ordinary 'name-age-address-date of birth' application form. This had essay questions - the kind that would get your brain working and would make you think of your future blogging plans. Imagine me doing this during the wee hours of the night, at a time when I should be sleeping instead of zoning out in front of my laptop, lol!

Given that circumstance, I wasn't even hoping that my application would be noticed, since the guidelines clearly stated that applications will be reviewed on a 'first come, first served' basis. I also felt that I gave half-assed answers to the questions, and that there'd be a lot of seasoned bloggers out there who could have given better answers, who could write better, who have a larger social media following.

So imagine my surprise when I received that email from the WKB admin. I had to double check just to make sure my eyes weren't deceiving me. And there it was - my name was really on the list of finalists. Ah yes, I made it! I really, really made it! :)

Now I have to rack up my brain for my first post in The Korea Blog. Deadline's on Thursday, so I hope inspiration strikes before D-day. But then again, I work best under pressure. It never fails, haha! And just so you know, this is not a paid writing gig. I'm doing this for recognition and for the love of Korea. Manse, manse! (That's Korean for 'hooray')


About Worldwide Korea Bloggers.
Individuals that have the passion and dedication for promoting Korean culture though blogging; writers, photographers, videographers, and avid users of social networking mediums like Facebook, Twitter, etc. 

An online community that aims to work in collaborative, creative ways to reach and grow Korea fans all over the globe. It aims to create and introduce captivating content that best reflects the Korea of today, in everyday life, while showcasing the essence of Korea’s cultural heritage in a contemporary perspective.

16 replies:

DelSheree Gladden said...

That is so exciting, Czjai! Congrats on being selected. Good luck finding your topic. I'm sure you'll come up with something great :)

earthlingorgeous said...

Congrats!Glad you made the deadline I know you are such a KPOP fan

Crafty Zoo said...

Congrats!!! I'm a last minute person too! I hate it, but it seems to work for me! It's funny because I schedule everything, then STILL end up at the last minute!!! Maybe it's the last minute, middle of the night, too tired to lie, total honesty that works! LOL. You'll get your post up in time, hope it's not in the wee hours!!!

Ditas said...

Manse manse! Congratulations, girl! I know you wouldn't have a hard time finding a topic.

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

WTG!! Sometimes the best plans are the ones NOT PLANED =)

Christy Garrett said...

Congratulations. I can't wait to see some of your new posts.

Irene Angel said...

You really deserve it. Been following your posts and I know and admire how you're well updated on KPop. Congrats. =)

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

Thank you for the kind and encouraging words, everyone! I still have two days to get some writing done, haha! :)

Lisa Gradess Weinstein said...

Awesome and well-deserved honor! Congratulations!

Lisa Gradess Weinstein said...

Awesome and well-deserved honor! Congratulations!

Rowena Wendy Lei said...

Congrats! Ikaw na ang ultimate Korea-holic. :)

roviedear said...

ikaw na talaga! galing mo naman :) though im not so familiar with korean culture :) congrats!!!

Courtney G said...

I know I would really enjoy reading about Korean culture on a blog. It would be unique and special.

Pepper said...

Congrats, Czjai! You deserve it, really.

Kai Grafia said...

Congrats sis! You totally deserve it! <3 Super happy for you!

Rhea Bue | Styles and Writes said...

wooow!! This is amazing sis!!! goodluck goodluck!!! :D

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