When we decided to put a new face on Disqus.com, we knew we wanted to show some love to the sites that use Disqus and use it well. Destructoid was an obvious match. Destructoid isn’t your average gaming site (in the past they’ve been described as “the ‘uncle that tells dirty jokes to kids’ kind of gaming site”), and one of the things that sets them apart is their unique and vibrant community. Niero Gonzalez is the founder of Destructoid and started the site in 2006 as his personal blog.
Ever wonder what it is like to move to a foreign country, one with a completely different language, culture, sense of fashion, musical styles, and more? EatYourKimchi is a site started by Simon and Martina, who have documented and blogged about their lives as foreigners in South Korea. They talk about music, restaurants, shopping, and other everyday experiences with a unique South Korean twist. I reached out to Simon and Martina to ask them more about their ventures, the community they have created, and the fans of their site.
Today on our Disqus Blog, we are starting a series of blogs that spotlight some of our favorite community blogs and websites. We want to be able to showcase awesome publishers on Disqus that use the platform in their own unique ways. Publishers who are able to engage and interact with their audience, and really use Disqus to its fullest potential. For our first Disqus Community Spotlight we have Android Police owner Artem Russakovskii.