Why I Chose Coffee Shop Blogging?

Coffee shop blogging is the hobby that sits well with me while I am here in South Korea. In Seoul, you will find countless coffee shops that are open 24 hours a day. In the back of my head, I can hear the voices of my family members emphasizing the expensive coffee sold at places such as Starbucks or Twosome Place. Well, I had a conversation with someone about this not too long ago. It is not the coffee shop that you are paying for. You pay five bucks for the coffee, the free WiFi, and the soft chairs they have here. You also pay for the chance to get away from your neighbors, friends, coworkers, and even family.

I absolutely love the freedom. But I definitely do not want to be here on a Thanksgiving Holiday or Christmas. I would definitely rather be with my people during those times. But right now is not one of those times. I have a lot of content to write and videos to edit. I may even take on a few online classes here and there. I only have three or four more classes until I get my degree in business management. Now that I am closer to that degree, I am considering a medical degree just to make myself more marketable.


For a little while, I was opting for a more active hobby. I used to be a GoPro blogger. But I never really made it to the intermediate level. I have a few videos that I can link this blog to but I don’t really feel like it right now. The problem with being a GoPro vlogger is that you have to be a full time camera man and even hype man. It is actually pretty fun. As I write this blog post out I am actually starting to miss the GoPro life. But I can always get back into it sometime in the future. If I were to be a GoPro blogger again, I would find myself in the coffee shop even more because I simply cannot edit videos from my home.

I just want to be more efficient. I don’t think I will completely get away from shooting videos, but I have realized that the videos have to revolve around the writing. I can easily be more consistent with writing and blogging. Video uploading will have intervals. It is actually kind of cool to be able to conduct work at a coffee shop in a foreign country. But I think it is easier to do it in Korea than it is in Japan. Anyways, it is Saturday night so I need to go ahead and sign out. I want to wake up early to watch the Cavs game.

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