Monday, April 27, 2015

Ch-ch-ch Changes!

No! We haven't developed a stutter. We aren't huge David Bowie fans either. This is a notice to inform visitors that the developer of this blog and his taste testing robot have left South Korea. And though we are sad to admit it, for the foreseeable future, we aren't coming back. Oh no! That is why this blog is so sleepy. However, if all goes to plan, it will not remain dormant. Changes are in the works to make this site far more relevant than it ever was when I was in Pyeongtaek.

Eat Korea at one time hoped to be something bigger than it was, but in its heart it was always a hyper-local reviews site for the expat community of Pyeongtaek. The coming changes will not only fully align the site with its heart, but will make it an even better resource for the expat community and even local Koreans.

There are some new tabs on the navbar that you might notice: "Public Reviews" and "Food Map." The site will always be a place for informative articles, but that will no longer be its bread and butter (or should I say bap and dwenjang?). In the hopefully near future, you will be able to write for Eat Korea in the form of Yelp-ish reviews, helping your fellow expats find great food. Testing on the reviews system just began and I hope to have something up and running by summer.

Also due to launch is an interactive guide-map to eating in Pyeongtaek. New content for the map is being written daily. And I now have a nifty map engine with lots of cool digital toys to test out. This too should be out in time for summer. I'm really excited about this one.

So stay tuned! We're not dead. Just working a lot behind the scenes.

Oh, and if you are interested in getting involved, message me on Facebook or tweet @EatKorea.

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