Shortly after my last post, I realized I may have gotten ahead of myself a little bit. Oops.
My last post, if you recall, was the very first article I had written and submitted as an Honorary Reporter for Korea.net. But I completely forgot to mention that I had been accepted as an Honorary Reporter, much less explain any of it.
So that’s what I’m doing now!
I found out about the Honorary Reporter program earlier in the year through a Facebook group for the K-Friends program I joined last year. After doing some research into it, I applied for the program back in March, and found out I had been accepted in April.
Also around the same time, I applied to be part of the 2021 K-Influencer Academy, another program offered by Korea.net, and found out I had been accepted into that as well!
But what does all of this mean?
The Honorary Reporters, to quote this article from Korea.net: “consist of foreign nationals both in and out of Korea who promote Korean culture, information and events around the world for a year on Korea.net and its social media accounts”.
Essentially, I’ll be writing articles about my experiences with Korean culture, current events, or just general information as it pertains to Korea. As you already know, I’ve written one article about learning the Korean language, and my second article was about cooking Korean side dishes, or 반찬. I’m already planning for future articles, as well, so be on the lookout for those!
Now, about the K-Influencer Academy. It’s similar to the Honorary Reporter program, but it’s designed for YouTube creators. It is a training program for anyone who loves Korea, and has a YouTube channel. The program offers video editing workshops and tips on growing and marketing a YouTube channel.