Two years on the blog!

Two years on the blog!

So another year of twice weekly blogging (give or take) has flown by and I have just plucked another grey curly hair from my head.

The life-changing decision that I made 730 days ago to lay my Greek soul bare to the world has resulted in 179 posts (29 posts less than twice weekly blogging would work out to but whose counting?), a few hits (unfortunately not quite in the millions yet but getting there!), and lots of new friends and blogging companions (you know who you are!).

I really appreciate all the kind and encouraging comments that many of you flatter me with so please do keep them coming – my heard isn’t nearly big enough.

Since the start of my early blogging days I have branched out into the freelance writing world with articles for fashion and lifestyle magazines, cultural news websites, and travel publications. My goal to pen and publish three books before I hit 30 (or before my Greek relatives attempt to poison me with a freshly baked slice of baklava)  is currently on track with book number two threatening to be released in the autumn.

I thank you all for your continued support with my endeavours and particularly to those who have recommended my work to others.

To celebrate I am holding a TWO DAY FREE KINDLE BOOK PROMO starting Saturday and ending on Sunday! You can get your free copy here. Don’t forget to leave a review on Amazon UK and/or US if you have time – reviews really help us small-time authors and I know it can be a pain but all you need to do is give me 5 stars and write something along the lines of ‘THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING’ and you’re done 😉

So enough of the cheesy witterings and let me just say a big EFHARISTO to all of you who have followed my blog and commented on my ramblings – I hope I will continue to entertain you long into the bitter years. Here’s to my second completed year as a blogger! Opa!


P.S. If anyone has any blogging ideas you would like me to write about please send me a message – my Greek Girl Abroad series is set to expand soon with more travel videos and there are more Ask the Greek Oracle Agony Aunt questions and answers to come – don’t forget to email if you have any burning Greek questions!


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  1. 5th July 2014 / 3:18 pm

    Congratulations, Ekaterina! Looking forward to checking out your book on kindle 🙂

    • EBotziou
      5th July 2014 / 7:42 pm

      Thank you so much! 🙂

  2. 5th July 2014 / 12:03 pm

    Congratulations Ekaterina. I’ve just started my blogging journey so I’m in awe of your two years!

    • EBotziou
      5th July 2014 / 1:10 pm

      Thank you! It will be you very soon 🙂 The years fly by!

  3. 5th July 2014 / 5:04 am

    Well done you, Ekaterina ! I wish to all the gods I’d been as reticent: just checked, and found to my horror that my less-than-9-months’ blogging have so far resulted in [gulp !] 386 posts. Aaaaaarggggh ! Poor everyone.
    ANYWAY ! I kinda think you’ll achieve everything you set out to – you’re that kind of young woman. 😀

    • EBotziou
      5th July 2014 / 9:26 am

      Thanks M-R! I intend to achieve everything and more! Zeus is not finished with me yet! 😉

  4. 4th July 2014 / 10:45 pm

    Hey Ekaterina! This year proved to be a bit challenging for me and I have failed to keep in touch with my blogging community –miserably!! I just wanted you to know I always devour your posts (like I devoured your book in a single day!) even though I don’t always show up commenting or liking or you know… following along!! (And yes the worthless, terrible me, has been meaning to write that review for ages and never did –I am planning to, promptly!). I love your sense of humour and your critical thinking and I really look forward to your next book and to many more posts in the “blogo-years” ahead!

    • EBotziou
      7th July 2014 / 8:43 am

      Thank you so much Athina! And thank you in advance for your review 🙂 I know it’s difficult for us all to keep up with blogging, reviewing and commenting when we are all so busy so I really appreciate your ongoing support!! xo

    • EBotziou
      7th July 2014 / 8:44 am

      Thanks Elaine! 🙂

  5. 4th July 2014 / 12:55 pm

    Congratulations Ekaterina. You started blogging 3 days before me! I can’t wait to see book 2 and am even willing to be an official baklava taster to ensure you get to book.4. I can’t say fairer than that 🙂

    I look forward to reading more in all the various genres and formats that you are published in and hope the third year of blogging goes even better than the past ones.

    • EBotziou
      4th July 2014 / 12:57 pm

      Thanks Stephen, yes I noticed you started your blog around the same time how funny! You are officially on the baklava tasting list!

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