2014 in Review: First Year of Blogging

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Bye, bye 2014! The year has been one of the most successful for me in every aspect. 2014 was the year Travelling Buzz was born. It all happened so fast. I visited my dreamed destinations and many more I never expected to visit. I met so many great people, attended my first travel conference, booked some pretty good trips for 2015. Here are some of the highlights of 2014.

Favourite trips

Istanbul in April: I visited Istanbul in the end of March with all my university colegues. It was a nice, guided 4-days trip and I saw all the iconic places in Istanbul, bargained in Grand Bazaar, walked on the Asian side of the city – my first time outside Europe, took a 2-hour cruise on Bosphorus, bought an umbrella which became my favourite one and I still use it, and many more.

Paris in May: I had the chance to visit  Paris along with Disneyland and The Versailles Palace. It was one of the most incredible trips I ever had. Seing the Eiffel Tower for the first time was the most magical thing ever. I will definitely go back there again. 

London in October: I fell in love with London. I was there for a quick trip which was my birthday present. London has a unique and bizzare glow. 

Athens in October: I attended my first travel blogger conference – TBEX. I learn how to grow my blog and it’s already paying off. I met so many great people and saw how united the travel blogger community is. Can’t wait for the next TBEX in April 2015. 

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Favourite photos

Athens

Acropolis of Athens

Teteven, Bulgaria

The town of Teteven, Bulgaria

Rila Monastery

Rila Monastery, Bulgaria

Arc de Triomphe, Paris

Arc de Triomphe, Paris

Moulin Rouge

Moulin Rouge, Paris

Tryavna

The town of Tryavna, Bulgaria

Stats

According to my hosting stats, in April Travelling Buzz had 549 unique visitors. in December 2014 it had more than 5 500 unique visitors! Yay for that. The blog has more than 30 subscribers. My Twitter followers grew from 0 in April to 3300+ now. My Facebook page is slowly growing – it has 300+ likes. Pinterest page also has more than 300 followers, Instagram is with 360 followers. My two Google+ accounts have 300+ followers. I’m also on Stumbleupon. Follow me on social media, we’ll keep in touch.

Business side

In 2014 I recieved my first sponsored posts opportunities. I was pitched by some UK companies and we collaborated successfully. I also startet affilliate partnership with two USA travel companies and registered for some other great websites for sponsored posts opportunities. I will write a post about that soon, so stay tuned and subscribe.

What about 2015?

I’m excited what 2015 will bring. I already booked my first trip and I’m going to Copenhagen in late February for a few days! I’m also going to Lloret de Mar, Spain for TBEX 2015. I’m sure I’ll have many more trips in 2015 and will chech many things off my bucket list. Subscribe for more updates!

Comment below: What are your plans for 2015? Where is going to be your first trip?

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Travel blogger and tourism graduate from Bulgaria, working in the field of Digital Marketing and PR for travel brands.

Latest comments
  • 2014 was quite a busy year for you, I see 😉
    I wish all best for 2015 as well!

  • Hey there … I clicked on this article because 2014 was my first year of my travel blog as well. I’m super impressed at what you’ve pulled off in your first year! Outstanding work! I will have to check out a travel blogging conference one of these days; it sounds like that was a great opportunity. Anyway, thanks for sharing and I’m going to keep following you on rss. Cheers and happy travels! – Dan

  • Looks like you had a great year – here’s to the same in 2015! Great photos, too. Happy New Year 🙂

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