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Behind the Blog - Social Media Influencers Tell All: @bubbly.moments

Aug 01, 2019 07:01PM ● By Adriane Schwartz
Do what you love and the money will come.

This common phrase is at the core of the Bliss Life philosophy. As such, we love sharing the stories and the secrets of influential people and businesses. Being a top ranked social media influencer is quickly becoming one of the most desirable, and most lucrative, professions of our time. Who wouldn't want to spend their time experiencing their passions and sharing them with the world?? But, how do you do it? What is the secret to finding content that resonates and building a following? 

Bliss Life Entertainment Editor Adriane Schwartz recently met with Dr. Emilia D. Taneva, DDS, MS, aka @bubbly.moments, to get the scoop on what it's like being one of the top ranked influencers in North America. Throughout her social and her website, Dr. Taneva provides useful information on travel, lifestyle, fashion, dentistry and orthodontics through beautiful images and thoughtful captions. Read on for Dr. Taneva’s insider tips for aspiring influencers and to learn more about her journey as both a dental professional and social media phenom.

Bliss Life(BL): You are ranked as one of the top influencers in North America. Being that you are not a native North American that is quite an accomplishment. To what do you attribute your success?

Dr. Emilia Taneva (ET): I share my own stories about travels around the world and lifestyle. I cover a few other topics as well such as fashion, dentistry, and orthodontics. I try to create quality content, images and provide information that might be useful, appealing, and relevant to my audience. Like any other business, building a successful website and social media presence takes time, patience, and dedication. I keep a thorough schedule and plan both my orthodontic practice and blog calendars at least 4-6 weeks in advance. Over the years I have also built a team around Bubbly Moments and try to delegate roles and tasks efficiently.

BL: What is your main passion as an influencer?

ET: I love traveling and treat each trip as an adventure! I love discovering the unknown, getting to know new cultures, experiencing new cuisines, doing things I haven't done before, creating new stories and new memories. Travel does wonders to my mental and emotional health and gives me extra motivation to keep up with my day to day tasks once back home.

BL: Your Orthodontist career is quite impressive.  Why and when did you get started? Did that help you get started as an influencer?

ET: I have been practicing Orthodontics for 5 years now. Ever since I was a little kid, I wanted to travel the world, to see what's out there, and to experience different cultures and cuisines. I spent a big part of my early 20s traveling in Europe as part of a dental student organization. After I completed my residency in Orthodontics in Chicago, I started traveling once again more often and I was eager to share my adventures. The more I traveled, the more inspired I was to start a blog, Bubbly Moments, and share my experiences.

BL: When did you start your passion for photography?

ET: Photography tells a story, it is a way of feeling and touching. I believe traveling and photography go hand in hand so my passion for photography became stronger the more I traveled over the years. I can't imagine not being able to capture each moment spent in a beautiful place. I try to shoot what really interests me; nature and scenic places. I still consider myself an amateur photographer and I learn something new about photography every day.

BL: What has been your favorite place to travel as an influencer?

ET: I love traveling to tropical and tranquil beach destinations such as Hawaii, Maldives, the Seychelles, the Bahamas. At the same time I enjoy Europe. Each European city and country has rich cultural and architectural history and offers beyond interesting and charming locations to explore and share with my audience.

BL: What advice would you give to someone who aspires to be an influencer?

ET: It's important to start with a niche in mind. Are you passionate about beauty, fashion, home decor, food, travel, finances, saving for retirement, web design, games? Do you like to cook? Are you a gardener? When you are passionate about a certain field, your audience will notice and start to read and follow your recommendations. I would suggest to define long-term goals, create a content schedule, and develop a website first. The website is something that you personally own. Social media change algorithms constantly and can lead to a lot of frustrations. You don't want to be discouraged at the very beginning.


Dr. Emilia Taneva is a Board-Certified Orthodontist, also known as a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO). She has completed her post-doctoral specialty training in orthodontics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, a program known for producing leaders in orthodontics. Dr. Taneva has twelve years of experience (experimental and theoretical) in the fields of dental education research, occupational hazards in dentistry, biometrics, orthodontics, 3D imaging, and 3D printing. Applications of her work include improvement of the dental teaching environment, student and staff mobility between universities, human verification and identification based on palatal rugae, management of congenitally missing teeth in adolescents, and implementation of the most recent digital technologies in orthodontics.

Dr. Taneva has served as President of the European Dental Students Association, the highest position for a dental student leader in Europe. She has a strong sense of teamwork, communication, and leadership. Dr. Taneva’s current professional affiliations, which include the American Dental Association (ADA), the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), and the Chicago Dental Society (CDS), afford her the opportunity to stay current with the latest advancements in orthodontic science, treatment planning, and technology. As a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, she is among a small percentage of orthodontists in the US to earn this distinction of recognized excellence in her specialty.

Dr. Taneva is grateful to have the opportunity to help patients achieve a beautiful smile, to improve lives through the art and science of orthodontics, and to share her experience and knowledge with the undergraduate and postgraduate students at the university.

Emilia is also a creative photographer, travel blogger, and digital influencer. She is ranked as one of the top influencers in North America with over 641k followers. She focuses on travel, fashion, and lifestyle. Emilia runs the popular travel blog, Bubbly Moments. The Bubbly Moments is focused on the world's most luxurious destinations and exclusive places. Emilia is producing premium-quality photographs in outdoor settings. She is dedicated to capturing moments and creating memories that last a lifetime.