The Tennis Foodie Year End Report 3

Another challenging yet a very productive year for The Tennis Foodie.

As I mentioned before, The Tennis Foodie was born out of love and passion for Food, Tennis, Fashion and Travel. My third year was not short of drama, features, awards, travel, tennis and fashion. So what changed after three years?

Here are some quick website statistics below (as of December 31, 2019):

2016 World Ranking: 14,083,086
2017 World Ranking: 505,584

2018 World Ranking: 318, 211
2019 World Ranking: 136, 220
Career High Ranking: 135, 215 (as of December 30, 2019)

Social Media Statistics (as of December 31, 2019):
Facebook Likes (Official Page): 8340 (from 5082 last 2018)
Twitter Followers: 1482 (from 1504 last 2018)
Instagram Followers: 8230 (from 4235 last 2018)
Pinterest Followers: 620 (from 533 last 2018)

My world rankings also improved from 2018 to 2019:

Top 50 Filipino Food Blogs – World Rank # 17 (unchanged from 2018)
Top 50 Gastronomy Blogs – World Rank # 11 (from #20 last 2018)
Top 100 Tennis Blogs – World Rank # 24 (from #35 last 2018)
Top 15 Philippines Male Bloggers – World Rank # 4 (unchanged from 2018)
Top 30 Male Blogger (Amsterdam, Netherlands) – World Rank # 21 (unchanged from 2018)

One of my favorite shots this year for Foodmnl and Cookies by Rosa

The best was saved for last! In the Annual Bloggers Bash in London, United Kingdom, The Tennis Foodie was the recipient of the Annual Bloggers Bash 2019 Winner – Best Food Blog Award. I also got featured in Discovery – inflight magazines for Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon (Hong Kong City, Hong Kong).

For the last two years of the report, or rather since the time I learned how to create a blog, I have always include Google+, but since it ended this year, I didn’t include it anymore. I rarely use Twitter and Pinterest but I still get some traffic there. To be honest, I rarely post on social media nowadays. I was too busy with work and school but I make sure I post quality contents.

This year, I was able to travel to 4 countries (USA, Japan, Hong Kong and Mongolia). I haven’t finished blogging my travels this year. Maybe I’ll post them at the start of the year. Currently, I have USA, Japan and Thailand slated next year. I’m also planning to do Cambodia (finally!) and maybe another surprise country towards the end of the year. After I started studying my second masters degree, I got really busy and I shifted my priorities more with my own start-ups. Maybe this coming year, I can rest and enjoy some of the fruits of my labor.

In the tennis department, I withdrew in 3 tournaments I am originally slated to play. The time out actually gave me time to reassess my level and decided that 2020 will be my last season competitively. Currently, I’m taking my time to recover and do a much smarter schedule next year. I still want to win a tennis trophy. It’s a personal goal of mine. I got as far as quarterfinals (singles) and semifinals (doubles) for the last couple of years. I just want to have one breakthrough tournament! Will it be 2020? I’ll never know but I’ll keep working on it. Vollaix would still be my tennis outfit and Tenxpro would still be my racket.

One of my favorite Vollaix tennis kit. Purple really suits me well. I miss my tennis tan!

With regards to sponsors, there will be few changes in 2020. With new partnerships forged, you’ll see more new content at this website. Keep a look out for it.

One of my fun photoshoots few years ago. I hope to do one for 2020.

There will be a lot of giveaways, raffle, contests and other fun activities in store for my readers in 2020. Thank you to all my loyal readers and followers who have been there on my ups and especially on my down moments. This blog is dedicated to each and one of you. Let’s make 2020 the best year ever! I’m eager to hear your feedback and suggestions on my comment box. Thank you for being part of my gastronomic journey fort he last couple of years. I’m still writing because you make me feel special every time you engage on my contents.

For future collaborations / partnerships, please see the links below:

Twitter: damian_emman

Facebook: The Tennis Foodie
Instagram: emmandamian
Pinterest: damian_emman

43 thoughts on “The Tennis Foodie Year End Report 3”

  1. Four countries is great. I think I really only did two but got a huge amount of travel throughout the USA this year and tonnes of skiing so that was awesome. Anyways good for you and I also was a fan of G Plus and used it a lot until it went away.

  2. I am happy for your achievements. Blogging is not an easy task. It takes a lot of dedication and patience to get your foot in the door. Your stats are an inspiration to many who are thinking of starting their own blog.

  3. Wow, I love how you rounded up everything and brave to show your stats too. Way to go on the milestones. Wishing you the best in 2020!

  4. Impressive stats! I can see that you put in so much effort in this, your page has a good content, keep up the good work and all the best in 2020!

  5. Congratulations! Blogging is a long, hard road, but it’s also so much fun. I’m glad to see that you’re making moves that are putting you closer to where you want to be. Here’s to your continued success!

  6. It sounds like you’ve experienced an amazing few years! Your growth statistics are very inspirational, thanks for sharing!

  7. So awesome Emman! You will definitely get that trophy! Come to Arizona and play me in tennis, I will have a trophy for you…lol because you would destroy me. So glad to hear the progress on your blog as well! Here’s to an amazing 2020!

  8. Congratulations! Your numbers look great. But the most impressive thing is the award — that is impressive! I can’t wait to see what you have coming up next!

  9. Love your pics. And your stats are out of this world. You make me wish I was young again. But I’ll enjoy my armchair travels with you in 2020 and also see what kind of food you get to enjoy!

  10. So glad to read what a great year you had. This has motivated me to get myself moving with my blog.

  11. Amazing stats. I’m half filipino aha
    Well done and keep it up. You never know who’s reading the blog and how helpful you could be x

  12. It sounds like 2019 was a great year of growth for you. I for one am excited to hear all about your travels, the food of course, and I am always interested in learning more about tennis. Happy New Year!

  13. Congratulations on your achievement. I am happy for your success and the recognition you have received is awesome. Continue sharing your stories and wishing you all the best this 2020!

  14. It looks like you’ve been doing really well overall. Keep pushing and bringing quality content, and you’ll only continue to grow.

  15. So many great achievements! Congratulations! It´s amazing that you were able to travel to the USA, Japan, Hong Kong, and Mongolia this year!

  16. Congratulations on accomplishing and achieving so much this past year. Wishing you all the best. Looking forward to more restaurant reviews!

  17. This is an awesome achievement. Congratulations and best of luck in your future. You are multi-talented too. Great, very inspiring.

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