Issue 18 (ebook)
The Blogosphere Awards! Oh my, the Blogosphere Awards! WHAT-A-NIGHT!
Back in June, we hosted our annual awards ceremony – and its reception blew us away. There were 150 guests, more than 1,000 #BlogosphereAwards posts, and the night’s hashtag reached, wait for it, 8 MILLION people!
Those are just the numbers, though. What really blew us away was the night’s atmosphere – the room was filled with bloggers, vloggers, instagrammers, podcasters, creators, influencers of all different niches, sizes and ages, and everyone came together, made new friends and celebrated as one big online family. Atmosphere is one of those intangible things – you can’t buy it. But, let me tell you, if you could sell the buzz of the room when Melanie Murphy won ‘Influencer of the Year’, you’d have a good business going! It was electric.
Fast-forward a month to July, and the Blogosphere team were trying not to wilt with the props (tropical foliage) on Melanie’s cover shoot in Notting Hill. We may have been melting, but the photographs – as you’ll see – were worth it. The series of shots by photographer Claire Luxton is quite simply a work of art!
Melanie’s interview (p32) is honest and open – she talks about her Irish roots, activism and embracing her sexuality – and well worth a read.
Also within this issue are interviews with Megan Ellaby (p7), who discusses Instagram imitation, embracing one’s quirks and being strict about having a sustainable work/life balance, and Danielle Vanier (p77), who opens up about confidence and competition within the plus-size fashion world.
We speak to Ogilvy’s Head of Influencer Marketing Rahul Titus on page 114. Rahul offers frank views on the industry – including those on fake followers and influencers’ fees.
You can find an interview with beauty illustrator Lauren Johnstone, of Top Shelfie Illustrated, on page 92. Lauren talks about having a niche, coping with anxiety and creating the first-ever beauty colouring book. She also illustrated the photographs we took of her!
Features include a look into the gaming industry’s battles with both sexism and racism (p86), everything you need to know about IGTV (p22), and an investigation into society’s struggles with FONO (fear of not owning) on page 180. We also have a fantastic feature ‘Are you being swerved?’ on page 104 all about how to get paid on time as an influencer. We often see tweets from bloggers about late payment – or no payment at all – so we hope this helps!
You’ll notice that this is a bumper issue – 196 pages – so there’s plenty to keep you going until December! I’ll see you back here then X
Issue 23 of Blogosphere is here! It features the incredible Nikki Lilly, who is not only our cover star but also our FIRST EVER guest editor-in-chief!
This issue is jam-packed with amazing interviews - all picked by Nikki. Amongst the pages, you will find Chessie King, MakeupJunkieG, Anastasia Kingsnorth and Click For Taz.
We also have articles on SEO advice, how cookies impact your site, using your influence for good, and the importance of authentic diversity within influencer campaigns.
Plus lots more! We hope that you enjoy this very special issue, and a massive thanks to Nikki for being such a wonderful cover star and editor-in-chief!
I just wanted to say thank you for such a fantastic evening. It was such a great night, and so well organised! The food was delicious, the hosts were brilliant, and the atmosphere was electric. It was the best-organised award show I have attended, and ran a lot more seamlessly than most. The performer, El Sam, and the sponsors were also superb!
I don’t even buy magazines anymore but a subscription to Blogosphere is a must. Packed full of useful info and with new blogs to discover, you’d be mad to miss out!
I wouldn’t be where I am today without this magazine, but what I love most is that it’s written by bloggers for bloggers which is just amazing reading about some other bloggers. When I finished reading the first couple of magazines I knew that I needed this magazine in my life, so I decided to purchase a bronze subscription. So overall guys it is definitely worth buying this magazine, but it’s even better to do the yearly subscription.
It’s THE magazine that everyone wants to be a part of. There are in-depth interviews with all the cover stars in each issue and you get to find out interesting info like; why they started blogging, what motivates them, where they see blogging going in the future and getting to know the person behind the blog. I recently subscribed and got the Zoella issue (11) through the post the next day!! How’s that for amazing service?
This magazine has given so much to the community, it’s so powerful, it just goes to show how bloody brilliant we all are and we deserve it. It showcases what we can do, what we are capable of, how we help eachother and how strong blogging really is. I’ve found tons of amazing bloggers since subscribing to this magazine that I now adore. It’s lovely to know that people are getting the exposure that they truly deserve even if they don’t have the unbelievable stats that take years to build. It’s empowering and inspiring.
If you’re a blogger, aspiring to start up your own blog, or simply interested in the online world, then this magazine is perfect for you. Each of the 164 pages are jam packed with inspiration and I am sure it will make you love blogging even more than before!
Blogosphere is always one of my favourite magazines. From the design to the photography, it is so beautiful and inspirational.
It’s so good! It’s so nice to read a physical magazine that’s all about blogging and it features some amazing bloggers, too. Can’t wait for the next issue!
My first ever encounter with the magazine was issue 7 with Samantha Maria – I remember watching her cover reveal party on YouTube. From then, I was in awe that there was a Blogger-themed magazine to support bloggers and influencers like me. So unique!
It’s an amazing magazine! It’s packed full of useful stuff and helps me find new blogs to read!