Buzzylives started as a blog, and I wanted to make Aberdeen join other big cities worldwide by having a ‘Coffee Map’. This map attracted a lot of interest from tourism agencies, all offering to promote the map (free). The map has been liked and shared by businesses and individuals on Facebook (Buzzyliveslovesacafe). It is promoted on Visitabdn.com, VisitScotland are interested in posting it, and the map also appears on North East 250 Trail- but want to expand its reach in Aberdeen and the North East- for Figment, Aberdeen and there’s hidden gems up the coast. There’s also been some requests for prints of map.
Its created a buzz! thank you to Andy @ Aberdeen Inspired, Heidi@Visitaberdeenshire, Hayley @ Businessgateway, Dennis@ VisitScotland, Ian @ Macbeans and all the cafe owners who have supported the project.
However, It is now time for me to stop, and take stock. ????☕️ I have journalism exams in November, so taking a few months out to study, maybe look at filling out the pile of funding applications, and think about what the future is for Buzzylives. At the moment- a Coffee report & Coffee Map & Coffee Trail. It is such a fun project! ❤️ Tasting & talking about coffee.☕️????
I’ve also been emailing makers of other City Coffee Maps #Coffeemap- Belfast, Dublin, Edinburgh and Washington DC are examples. Washington DC’s first question was: ‘How are you going to monetise the map?’. That seems to be the ‘Million Dollar’ question. ????
In the meantime, I’ll be exploring and mapping new coffee shops: how this all started up. I love coffee shops- those with the nice mix of good coffee, quality food, great WiFi, friendly, entertaining and ‘buzzy’. I ❤️An Autumn Cuppa ☕️???????? it makes everything worthwhile. ???????? ☕️
Happy Autumn Coffee Friends! ????????