Last Updated 09/03/2016.
A daily resource for Arsenal fans around the world is our number one Irish blog – Arseblog. Andrew Mangan created the site in 2002 and the site hasn’t stopped growing since. Not only does Mangan religiously post every day, but he even produces a twice weekly podcast discussing Arsenal’s latest efforts. What keeps the site so popular is Mangan’s ability to write honestly and capture the thoughts of Gooners around the world.
2. So Sue Me
So Sue Me ‘is a one-stop shop for celebrity fashion, beauty and lifestyle’ and was created by Suzanne Jackson in 2010. Suzanne initially began blogging to write about the celebrity encounters she had while working at a radio station, six years on she is now one of the most influential bloggers and has become a bit of a ‘celeb’ in Ireland. Capitalising on her fame Suzanne has published two books, launched a beauty range and travels across Ireland to deliver workshops about the secrets of her success.
Known as one of Ireland’s most high profile models, Pippa O’Connor Ormond began blogging in 2013. What initially began as a hobby, quickly generated much attention helping Pippa to establish herself as a leading blogger. Featuring a very glossy look, Pippa uses Pippa to speak about fashion, beauty, travel as well as giving an insight into her personal life. The blog is expected to have ‘5 million views this year’ alone.
Starting off baking endless amounts of cupcakes, India Power realised that neither she or her family’s waistlines could handle it. Still wanting to bake, Power began experimenting with ‘natural and nutritious ingredients’. The blog is full of healthy recipes such as Blueberry Banana Bread and Double Chocolate Brownies!
After wondering just how honest beauty blogs are about the products they are reviewing, Sinead K decided to take matters into her own hands and set up her blog, The Beautiful Truth. The name, as it suggests, describes Sinead’s philosophy – honest and 100% truthful with all her opinions.
Anouska Proetta Brandon’s blog is a visual diary of her life, style and travels. The blog was born out of a desire to ‘share beautiful imagery, document life experiences and to share personal stories, dreams and aspirations’. Voted as one of Ireland’s Most Stylish Women by the Irish Independent in 2011, Anouska has cemented herself as one of Ireland’s most successful fashion bloggers.
TV presenter Darren Kennedy ventured into the world of blogging to share his views and set his own agenda without the constraints of television. Help My Style discusses everything from celebrity fashion to travel. Read what Kennedy had to say to us when we asked him about his blog, working with PRs and social media.
8. Dolly Dowsie
What started as a place to write about make-up and beauty, blogger Fiona Naughton-Sulej found that once her son was born, the blog evolved into a place where she began to document all her adventures of Motherhood. Her son has become the ‘star’ of the blog and even has his own regular feature – ‘Tyler Lee’s Outfit of the Day’.
Emma Henderson’s Fluff and Fripperies contains everything a beauty junkie could ask for! Fluff and Fripperies has been on the Irish blogging scene for five years and has gone from strength to strength, frequently winning awards and accolades. Although Henderson works full time, she sees the blog as a hobby that she will always find time for, no matter how demanding!
If you want to ‘appear highbrow without trying’ all you need to do is read No More Workhorse! The site covers the latest film, TV, theatre, music and books, and has been doing so since 2010. With a team of twenty main contributors, content comes thick and fast covering culture from every spectrum.
The fundamentals of working with bloggers are the same as with traditional journalists at traditional media outlets: respect their schedules; take time to read their material to learn their interests; and only contact them if/when they want to be contacted.
Vuelio’s blog ranking methodology takes into consideration social sharing, topic-related content and post frequency. Profiles of these Irish blogs and their authors can be found in the Vuelio Media Database.
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