Love him or fear him, Paul Staines is a powerful political blogger who strikes fear into Westminster and in his own words, ‘whips journalists into shape.’ We’re taking no chances with this one – he is our #1.
With over 20 years of experience, Lisa Eldridge is one of the most highly regarded make-up artists on the international beauty and fashion circuits. She had her first big break when she was booked by ELLE Magazine to work with model Cindy Crawford. Today she’s the publication’s ‘Beauty Guru’ – a column where she shares her make-up know-how with readers. Her blog is busy but beautiful.
Looking for design inspiration? Then this blog is for you. Creative Bloq delivers a daily balance of creative tips and ideas across web design, graphic design, 3D and more. It has held on to the #3 spot on our ranking from last year.
4. Arse Blog
Arsenal fan? You’re probably all over this blog; not a fan of the club – you’re probably secretly reading it anyway. It’s funny, it’s informative, it’s real. The immensely popular Arse Blog paved the way for football blogging, picking up loads of awards along the way.
5. Style Bubble
Author Susie Lau (aka Susie Bubble) is the Anna Wintour of the blogosphere and is, according to The Independent, ‘the self-made queen of independent UK fashion blogging.’ She reigns over Vuelio’s Fashion Blog ranking and has moved up three spots on the UK Top 50s.
The blog may be ‘stuck’ with a name they wouldn’t particularly go with today, but sisters Sam and Nic Chapman have risen to fame after a little make-up tip shared with a friend on YouTube had millions begging for more – over 200 million to be precise. Pixiwoo that.
That’s exactly what it is – aspirations, dreams, wishes, bucket lists – all of it compiled beautifully (and enviably) to fit into a blog. Scrolling through the blog is much like taking a tour of the world – first class. What’s not to love.
Founded in 2006 by Sasha Wilkins, the blog was written anonymously for three years until she came out as the author over a three page interview feature in British Grazia in February 2010. Sasha is one of The Evening Standard‘s Power 1000: London’s Most Influential People (2012 & 2013), sits on the British Fashion Council’s Digital Advisory Panel and is very much a part of the London fash-pack. LibertyLondonGirl.com ‘covers subjects as diverse as architecture, food, fashion and philanthropy, as well as its author’s thoughts on life, love and everything in between.’
Brands love Zoe Sugg aka Zoella because when she recommends say a lipstick to her 9 million subscribers, they listen, they buy. She is a YouTube mega star, a style icon for teenagers, the face behind make-up brands and a bestselling (albeit controversial) author of the debut Girl Online. Her success all started right here with this blog – check it out.
10. In the Frow
FROW = F-Row/Front Row. Enough said.
Bloggers that ranked 11-50
11. Fleet Street Fox
14. The Media Blog
15. Love My Dress
16. Rock My Wedding
17. Deliciously Ella
18. The Londoner
21. A Lady in London
23. Wish Wish Wish
25. F1 Fanatic
29. Menswear Style
34. Live For Films
36. The Curry Guy
37. Geeky Gadgets
38. Brides Up North
45. A Thrifty Mrs
47. Photography Blog
49. Street Art News
50. Red Ted Art
DON’T MISS! We will feature exclusive interviews with our top bloggers all week so stay tuned! Here is what we have so far:
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 Top 50 blogs and their authors can be found in the Vuelio Media Database.