I'm Only Here For The Food" has thrown in the towel and decided to call it quits. In his last post he decided to discuss his feelings about the food blogging community and call out some names.
I'm Only Here For The Food has been around for about as long as Vancouver Slop has (3 years). Kim's site was one of the few that I followed. I enjoyed his voice, photos and diverse range of restaurants that he covered. His site also had a large following, and he will be missed. I have never met the man, but he seemed like a cool dude. Even though his site is down, it is still a great resource; even Mia Stainsby from the Vancouver Sun was caught using some of his photos for her review. Props to Kim for calling her out.
So Kim has ended his blog with a bang. He has some parting words that are definitely intended to set people off. I guess he isn't too worried about a food blogger wanting to pick a fight with him. After all, food bloggers aren't very intimidating people. Look at me: nothing is less intimidating than a short Asian dude with a shaved head, wearing over-sized glasses, and carrying a DSLR around his neck. I make William Hung look like a triad.
There is a large amount of discussion on the Internet about his last post. The three major spots to check out are:
People are saying he is burning bridges or that he lost his mind but in my opinion he created and built up his blog to chronicle his personal adventures and share his personal opinions, and in the end he did just that, and wrote about his personal views of the state of Vancouver's food blogging scene. If he wanted to call people out then he can. He might be burning some bridges but I am sure he is comfortable with that. I doubt he'll be looking to call up those bloggers to join him for dinner in a year's time. Kim is moving on with his life and as Neil Young / Kurt Cobain said "It is better to burn out than to fade away."
This is making the food blogger world interesting and finally we have some drama that rivals Biggie and Tupac, or maybe a little lower scale and closer to the drama behind Ice Cube and Common Sense.
Matt the eugooglizer.