Blogosphere magazine is the offline guide to the online world for bloggers, influencers and brands.
The December issue, which stars Alfie Deyes, includes exclusive interviews with content creators and industry insiders as well as blogging how-tos and inspiration.
So, what’s inside issue 19?
We talk to Canadian YouTube sensation Elle Mills (ElleOfTheMills). Elle tells us about her comedy videos and going viral (she legally married her sister’s boyfriend for a YouTube video). In this issue she also discusses the toll that fame has had on her mental health, the importance of good management and her plans for the future.
Finding Instagrammable locations
Not sure how to find photogenic locations to take your blog photos in? Petite Ellie shares her tips for discovering pretty places in your local area, no matter where you live.
Sammi Jefcoate shares style content with her 250,000+ Instagram audience. The alternative style queen discusses sustainable fashion, motherhood and her most recent project, a new podcast called As You Are, which she feels adds a deeper dimension to the content she shares online.
Stephanie, from Nerd About Town, is not afraid to be vocal online about topics that are important to her. In this issue she shares her opinions on Twitter trolls, our obsession with policing other people’s bodies and the importance of diverse decision makers.
Best practices for launching a podcast
With more than 500,000 active podcasts on Apple (according to Nielsen), our editor Alice Audley explains the background to starting Blogosphere’s new podcast (Serious Influence) and consults Mike Newman of audioBoom on best practice when starting your own podcast this year.
In Conversation With… Sara Tasker and Jen Carrington
Sara Tasker (Me and Orla) and Jen Carrington discuss hosting a podcast, audience interaction and the importance of diversifying your income and having your own platform. If you’re interested in the business side of blogging, this is a really informative feature. We love the relationship between Sara and Jen.
The rise of AI influencers
‘Authenticity’ has been a buzzword surrounding influencers for years, as bloggers are advised to be both ‘aspirational’ and ‘relatable’. Recently, a new breed of influencer has arrived who are computer generated images and have been used by brands such as Diesel and Prada and been interviewed for publications like Business of Fashion and US Vogue. Abbie Schofield, of AbbieGoes, investigates these new artificial intelligence influencers.
How algorithms are having a negative impact on diversity
From Instagram engagement to Google search results, algorithms influence a lot of the content we consume online. Scarlett London investigates the indirect impact that algorithms can have on diversity and our opinions, and shares some tips for curating a more diverse feed and beating the algorithm.
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The positives of being an anonymous blogger
Brighton Girl explains how in a world of selfies and live streams, she’s managed to keep her identity private while continuing to grow her blog career.
The new #AD resource for ASA guidelines
The ASA and CAP have collaborated with the CMA to develop a easy guide to influencer marketing. Elaine Malone, of XOmisse, breaks down the guide and talks us through what exactly is meant by ‘payment’ and ‘editorial control’, how to clearly label your online content and when exactly to use #AD to avoid penalties.
The Blogosphere Network Interview
Each issue we interview a member of our Blogosphere Network… this issue features 16 year old Phoebe Gore (PHEEBSLFASHION). She discusses how she got started with her blog and Instagram, how her blogging experience has changed over the years and what she hopes to achieve in the next six months.
As well as the above above interviews and features, Blogosphere also includes sections on Beauty, Parenting, Food, Fashion, Lifestyle, Business, Fitness, Books, Travel and Photography.