Issue 21 (ebook)
“It was like last year but on crack!” – was probably my favourite review of the #BlogosphereAwards2019. Looking back on it now, I still can’t quite believe that it was our event. From pulling up to One Marylebone (the venue) in the morning of May 23rd, seeing the huge Blogosphere Awards banners outside and crying (overwhelmed/happy tears!) to seeing our 250 attendees scream with excitement as they realised that the one man dancing wasn’t a guest who had indulged in too much Slingsby gin, but was actually part of a TikTok flash mob, to seeing Suzie’s reaction to winning Influencer of the Year (shock, shaking and then seeing off a glass of Most Wanted Sauvignon Blanc), the night was honestly the highlight of my Blogosphere journey so far.
It felt like the culmination of 7 years of work – and a room filled with people who had made it all possible. From former cover stars to bloggers who came to our first events, it really felt like a big family coming together to celebrate. There were lots of new faces too, and everyone was welcomed in. That’s my favourite thing about our community – it’s not cliquey, there’s no hierarchy, it’s about people coming together, supporting one another and having fun. And my what fun we had!
I feel like I’m about to use up all of my editor’s note on the Awards, and there’s a lot in this magazine to talk about too! Not to worry though – if you want to see all of the pictures from the night, head to the events supplement (we gave it a big spread). You can also hear from all of our award winners in the main magazine; their interviews start on page 45.
Right, what’s in this issue?! Well, our cover interview is with the winner of Influencer of the Year Suzie Bonaldi, of Hello October. Suzie talks about finally being her authentic self online, the struggles she has faced in her personal life and how she wants to be an ally and help improve brands’ use of diverse creators within their campaigns. The interview is on page 32, and the pictures by Claire Luxton are just gorgeous!
On page 7, you will find an interview with Michelle Elman, of Scarred not Scared, who talks about activism, body positivity and the importance of knowing your worth as a creator. We speak to MakeupbyTammi on page 164, who discusses collaborations with brands, press trips and how to grow on Instagram. Our ‘in conversation with…’ features Mr Carrington and Luke Catleugh (p148), and our ‘five minutes with…’ stars Saffron Barker (p194). Features include advice on rebranding when moving across the globe (p22), the importance of switching off from your device (p124), and top tips on choosing your WordPress host (p188).
Thank you again for all of your continued support of Blogosphere. Our growth wouldn’t have been possible without you all.
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!