Bloggers on Korea are getting a little recognition and an official role.
The Korean Cultural and Information Service Center Friday held a second inaugural ceremony to welcome a new group of bloggers to the ranks of Korean cultural messengers.
The international group, 25 of whom live outside Korea, have all shown an abiding love of Korean culture, and are now expected to use social media to spread Korean culture internationally.
[Interview : Jessica Steele, English tutor] "I've been documenting everything for myself but now I have the opportunity to share it with friends , family and people around the world."
The bloggers write about everything from Korean cuisine, to K-pop to the art of the Jo-seon dynasty.
[Interview : Jon, Dunbar Global Communication Division
Korean Culture and Information Service] "Well, right now Korean culture is spreading around the world. We have Korean cultural centers all over the place and a lot of our bloggers are connected with that."
After the ceremony, the newly inaugurated official bloggers moved to the National Museum of Korea where they shared insights and learned more about Korea's 5000-year history.
[Interview : Jo-Anna Lynch, English tutor] "It is really a great experience to have a guided tour of the museum this is actually my second time being here but with the group and the guide I am learning so much more."
The enthusiastic bloggers seemed delighted to participate in the tour of the National Museum of Korea.
[Reporter : Ji Myung-kil
] "The bloggers promised to do their best in spreading Korean culture through social media websites."
Ji Myung-kil, Arirang News.