There’s a blog for that
Blogs are like apps, there are millions of them, one for anything you can imagine. Almost everyone knows someone who has one. The question is, are you even a millennial if you don’t? So, in a sea of millions of blogs, how do you find the cool ones?
I have this theory that bloggers in the 10-250k follower’s range are some of the most interesting because they get some of the best opportunities. Remember, blogs and business go hand in hand. Bloggers write about the brands (business) they love, and in return, brands get exposure or advertising. That exposure or advertising is valuable so it has a price that goes up with the number of followers a blogger has.
But, like everything, after a certain value diminishing returns kicks in. And not only that, but as a blogger’s fees go up, the affordability of the brands also goes down. Many new or exciting businesses simply won’t have the budget to pay top bloggers to come and review their business at the blogger’s usual fee.
Although blogging is more than just a numbers game, the odds are stacked against smaller bloggers as the algorithms behind social media and Google page rankings favour the big boys. Therefore, some of the most interesting blogs are also the hardest to find. The best way to discover them is through their social media accounts, word-of-mouth, and posts like these! 🙂 And once you find them, show your support by hitting those follow and like buttons! So without further ado, here are the top 10 blogs I follow.
Top 10 Beautiful Blogs
Rosie from the Londoner is the biggest blogger on my list, with an impressive 328,000 followers on her Instagram. Her blog was actually the very first blog I started to follow and I owe it to her for opening my eyes to the blog world. It was only after reading her post Lifestyle Blogging 101 that I realised I wanted to start a blog too! I love the grid visual of her site, and have made many fashion purchases following her advice!
Angie Silver lives a dream life of luxury food and travel. Her blog is absolutely beautiful and full of tips and insight into the best hotels, restaurants, and escapes in London and around the world. While it may look like she spends most of her days maintaining the perfect tan in the Maldives or hydrating on vintage champagne, she’s also one of the hardest working bloggers out there.
Dominic Rowntree is one of my favourite London food bloggers as I finally found someone as restaurant-obsessed as me. His blog is one of my go-to resources for staying on top of London’s fast-paced food scene. Although his Instagram bio states, not an influencer but happy to influence, Dominic has over 24k Instagram followers and frequently writes about his both good and bad restaurant visits. For convenience, his restaurant reviews are organised into London’s different areas.
Last year I interviewed Anastasia about her Greek sandals and bags fashion brand Love From Cyprus. I love everything about this brand, from its girlboss founder to her slow fashion ethos, artisan quality and gorgeous design. Since we last caught up, Anastasia has been developing her lifestyle blog that documents her journey and ethos. She recently launched a brand new Instagram profile called Alasia Lifestyle focused on her life and love for everything under the Mediterranean sun.
Jaime’s very personal blog is all about her love for London life, travel, interiors and most recently, motherhood. Her blog has really developed over the years according to her interests and activities. But it was her honest and beautiful writing about her experience as a new mum that captivated me. I can’t imagine what it was like for my mom or grandmother’s generation who didn’t have this kind of honest information at their fingertips. I’m ever grateful to Jaime for sharing the intimate details of her life and always look forward to reading her posts.
Sima from the Curious Pixie has me very curious about how on earth she manages to juggle a full-time career with blogging and motherhood! Sima is another extremely hard-working blogger out there who makes it all look effortless. Her family-oriented travel and lifestyle blog is what happy childhoods are made of. I love how she brings her two little girls with her wherever she goes, like this post on wine tasting!
Lloyd and Yaya are the dynamic duo from Hand Luggage Only, a blog started in 2014 in their Cambridge University days as a place to share travel stories between like-minded travellers. Fast forward to today, their blog now attracts 40k Instagram followers and a whopping 193k on Facebook. These guys are professional travellers and I love their blog and posts for travel tips, guides, stories and inspiration. It was thanks to these two that I recently discovered the amazing Guts & Glory restaurant in Amsterdam!
I met Rosie at a blog networking meet-up only to discover that we had more in common than we thought! After discovering our unusual connection, we thought it would be neat to write a blog post each about how we met from our own perspectives. You can read my version here and Rosie’s here. Rosie mostly blogs about beaches, travel bucket lists and life in Panama. She’s a super talented writer and I can’t wait to see where she goes next!
Eleni is the talent behind Chic and Stylish Weddings, the English version of Greece’s most popular wedding blog Love4Weddings. Eleni’s blogs are the go-to resource for anyone getting married or considering a Greek wedding. It’s full of inspirational destinations, ideas and drop-dead gorgeous brides. I had the privilege of having my Mykonos wedding in June 2017 featured on her blog in English here and in Greek here.
Loanne and Jordan Collyer are the internet’s favourite identical twin bloggers who I also interviewed last year here. Bloggers by day and DJs by night, the twins document their journey as social media influencers in the world of music and fashion. Their 46.5k Instagram following often leads them to exciting opportunities in food, fashion and travel in London and around the world.
Who are your favourite bloggers?