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Last Updated 24/03/2016

1. Mad about the house
If you are mad about interiors, then you better visit this blog. It’s got ideas that range from mild to wild and visuals that make you want to redecorate. Author and interiors journalist, Kate Watson-Smyth, uses a friendly, conversational tone that puts readers at the heart of every home.

2. Dear Designer’s Blog

Author Carole King started this blog in 2009 as a way to create her ‘own little library of loveliness.’ The library she created helped her to then start up a digital interiors magazine. The Dear Designer blog remains her first love and boasts an extensive blogroll.

3. The Design Sheppard

Author Stacey Sheppard calls the blog her ‘online home’ and you are invited in. This blog stands out from others on the list for the functional yet beautiful ideas it offers – like for real homes.

4. Design Hunter

Launched in 2009, author Helen Powell’s Design Hunter is now an award-winning design and lifestyle blog with a focus on understated luxury and enduring modern design.

5. Love Chic Living

Author Jen Stanbrook has been busy writing a series about loft conversions and at other times, picking up awards including the Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Best Interiors Blog award! Jen shows off her ‘insatiable love of home decor, interior design and home accessories’ through the blog that first started out in 2012.

6. Fresh Design Blog

The name says it all – it’s a fresh take on interiors. This blog offers ideas  and inspiration for the modern and contemporary home and does so keeping costs in mind. Palm reading wallpaper, back to school bargains, geometric coffee cup sets…you get the gist?

7. Abigail Ahern

Recognised amongst design aficionados and devotees, Abigail Ahern’s blog is still one of the most influential interior design blogs out there and is a regular in our Top 10!

8. Sophie Robinson

Sophie has worked interior design for over 20 years and has a wealth of knowledge about the industry. Over the years Sophie has made a name for herself and appeared on BBC2’s The Great Interior Design Challenge.

9. HomeShoppingSpy

Featuring an array of different writers this blog features the latest decorating looks to the best new home-improvement ideas, plus new products from high-street stores that will help you to create your ideal home.

10. WowHaus

This is a blog that picks out the best and most interesting properties on the market. The properties featured on the site are very stylish with stunning architecture.   

 

 

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 interior design blogs and their authors can be found in the Vuelio Media Database.

 

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Day 25: #JingleBlogs with Food and Drink Glasgow

Merry Christmas everyone and welcome to Day 25 of CisionUK’s #JingleBlogs Advent Calendar 2014!

Today’s advent blogger is Emma Mykytyn, co-author along with Mark Murphy of Food and Drink Glasgow, a blog that aims to capture the city’s food, drink, accommodation, culture and lifestyle. The blog is ranked as the No.1 food Blog in Glasgow on Urbanspoon and by Cision UK as one of the top Scottish blogs.

We asked Emma four very special and festive questions:

1. Where are you spending Christmas this year?

For once we are at home, we like to try and get away at Christmas/New Year, although we are going to a local restaurant for dinner, so still going out.

2. What is the worst Christmas present you have ever received?

I think this year will be Marks!  I’ve bought him a tattoo and now he is scared.  Ive been pretty fortunate to get things that I’ve liked.   I did get an egg separator a couple of years back.  It was a jug shaped as a mans head.  You drain the egg white through the nose of the man! It was a little bit off putting, and didn’t work very well.

3. Do you take Christmas off or do you keep blogging?

Will probably keep blogging.  We always say we will have a night off then end up doing something blog related be it tweaking pictures or tweeting. Never ending but it’s something we both enjoy so it isn’t too bad.

4. What’s your new year’s resolution?

To clear out the desk – business cards needing filed, paperwork argh. I enjoy the eating and blogging but the admin, not so much! 

Thank you for being part of our countdown to Christmas with Cision UK’s #JingleBlogs advent calendar. Happy Holidays!

Day 24: #JingleBlogs with SEOAndy

Welcome to CisionUK’s #JingleBlogs Advent Calendar 2014!

Today’s advent blogger is Andy Kinsey, author of SEOAndy, a leading SEO and  digital marketing blog.

We asked Andy four very special and festive questions:

1. Where are you spending Christmas this year?

I’m spending the festive period at home this year – family and friends around with lots of smiles and fun to be had.

2. What is the worst Christmas present you have ever received?

I’ve a memory of being given half a chocolate bar…

3. Do you take Christmas off or do you keep blogging?

I won’t be blogging over christmas itself but I will be writing up pieces ready for the new year.

4. What’s your new year’s resolution?

I’ve two resolutions: 1. to blog more and 2. to get out and exercise more. 

Join us as we count down to Christmas with some of the UK’s leading bloggers!    

Day 23: #JingleBlogs with What Sam Saw Today

Welcome to CisionUK’s #JingleBlogs Advent Calendar 2014!

Today’s advent blogger is Sam Collett, author of What Sam Saw Today, UK’s number one property blog.

We asked Sam four very special and festive questions:

1. Where are you spending Christmas this year?

It’s my brother’s turn to host Christmas so we’re piling there.  My sister-in-law is a vegetarian – but cooks the best meal ever – and she doesn’t even eat meat! I’m massively excited about the Frozen princess costume I’ve managed to buy for my niece – she will look gorgeous!

2. What is the worst Christmas present you have ever received?

A gag ball.  It was an office secret santa present.  Despite us all having drunk a skinful before handing out the presents, the moment when I opened the stunningly sexy box (it was an expensive gag ball!) was *awkward*. Nobody ever owned up to who had bought it!

3. Do you take Christmas off or do you keep blogging?

Usually I still blog a bit over Christmas, but this year I think I may take a break.

4. What’s your new year’s resolution?

Be brave.

Join us as we count down to Christmas with some of the UK’s leading bloggers!    

Day 22: #JingleBlogs with One Dad 3 Girls

Welcome to CisionUK’s #JingleBlogs Advent Calendar 2014!

Today’s advent blogger is Darren Coleshill, author of One Dad 3 Girls, a leading parenting blog.

We asked Darren four very special and festive questions:

1. Where are you spending Christmas this year?

This year will be the same as most years for us. Christmas Day we’ll be at the in-laws for a big family dinner and then everyone will be round ours on Boxing Day…no doubt we’ll all be eating too much.

2. What is the worst Christmas present you have ever received?

I can’t remember any bad presents for many years buy when growing up it was probably some sort of clothing item…no child wants clothes at Christmas.

3. Do you take Christmas off or do you keep blogging?

I will still be blogging during the festive season, I won’t blog on Christmas Day or Boxing day but straight afterwards I will be blogging.

4. What’s your new year’s resolution?

My new year’s resolution this year will be to special more time outdoors with the children. We seem to have spend a lot of time indoors during the colder weather.

Join us as we count down to Christmas with some of the UK’s leading bloggers!    

Day 21: #JingleBlogs with Menswear Style

Welcome to CisionUK’s #JingleBlogs Advent Calendar 2014!

Today’s advent blogger is Craig Landale, author of Menswear Style, a leading men’s fashion blog.

We asked Craig four very special and festive questions:

1. Where are you spending Christmas this year?

I’ll be spending Christmas in London, Donegal, Leeds and Cambridge. I’ll spend most of it back at my home town in Leeds with my family.

2. What is the worst Christmas present you have ever received?

I’ve been very lucky with Christmas presents but more than once I’ve received underwear which is far too small for me. I think after breakfast I gave them straight to one of my younger brothers.

3. Do you take Christmas off or do you keep blogging?

I can take my work with me no matter where I am in the world but I won’t be working full days for around a week. I’ll dip in and out whenever I get a chance. However, on Christmas Day I won’t touch social media or be publishing anything.

4. What’s your new year’s resolution?

Every year it’s to have a healthier and active lifestyle.

Join us as we count down to Christmas with some of the UK’s leading bloggers!    

Day 20: #JingleBlogs with Tracy and Matt

Welcome to CisionUK’s #JingleBlogs Advent Calendar 2014!

Today’s advent blogger is Matt Davis, co-author of Tracy and Matt, one of UK’s leading gadget blogs

We asked Matt four very special and festive questions:

1. Where are you spending Christmas this year?

At home with the family, flying home from the US just in time.

2. What is the worst Christmas present you have ever received?

I once received a phone case for a phone that I didn’t own.

3. Do you take Christmas off or do you keep blogging?

The only day I definitely wont blog is Christmas Day

4. What’s your new year’s resolution?

I never make new years resolutions!

Join us as we count down to Christmas with some of the UK’s leading bloggers!    

Day 19: #JingleBlogs with MrsD-Daily

Welcome to CisionUK’s #JingleBlogs Advent Calendar 2014!

Today’s advent blogger is Vicki Day, author of MrsD-Daily, one of UK’s leading fashion and lifestyle blogs.

We asked Vicki four very special and festive questions:

1. Where are you spending Christmas this year?

With my family in Lytham St Annes

2. What is the worst Christmas present you have ever received?

A radio which looked like it had been won at bingo

3. Do you take Christmas off or do you keep blogging?

We take a week off but we like to tweet bargains

4. What’s your new year’s resolution?

To have some start-up coaching

Join us as we count down to Christmas with some of the UK’s leading bloggers!    

Day 18: #JingleBlogs with StreetArtNews

Welcome to CisionUK’s #JingleBlogs Advent Calendar 2014!

Today’s advent blogger is Rom Levy, founder of StreetArtNews, UK’s number one art blog.

We asked Rom four very special and festive questions:

1. Where are you spending Christmas this year?

I’ll be spending Xmas in San Juan, Puerto Rico

2. What is the worst Christmas present you have ever received?

​A brown bell that says “ring for coffee”

3. Do you take Christmas off or do you keep blogging?

We never stop blogging.

4. What’s your new year’s resolution?

Release StreetArtNews version 2.

Join us as we count down to Christmas with some of the UK’s leading bloggers!    

Day 17: #JingleBlogs with Paul Staines, Guido Fawkes

Welcome to CisionUK’s #JingleBlogs Advent Calendar 2014!

Today’s advent blogger is Paul Staines, editor of Guido FawkesUK’s number one political blog.

We asked Paul four very special and festive questions:

1. Where are you spending Christmas this year?

Home in Ireland and Sharm El Sheikh for New Year.

2. What is the worst Christmas present you have ever received?

​No recollection. My grandfather died on Christmas Eve so it always makes me pause and remember.

3. Do you take Christmas off or do you keep blogging?

We wind down but it we don’t come to a halt.

4. What’s your new year’s resolution?

Lose weight

Join us as we count down to Christmas with some of the UK’s leading bloggers!    

Day 16: #JingleBlogs with Jaime Goode

Welcome to CisionUK’s #JingleBlogs Advent Calendar 2014!

Today’s advent blogger is Jaime Goode, author of The wine anorak, a leading blog on wine in the UK. Check out his blog for recommendations this season!

We asked Jaime four very special and festive questions:

1. Where are you spending Christmas this year?

I’ll be spending Christmas at my sister’s place in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire. I have three siblings who all have multiple children so there will be quite a crowd. And her place is the biggest. Plus she has four pugs, and they are very cute dogs.

2. What is the worst Christmas present you have ever received?

A bottom scratcher. I think it was a joke. I wasn’t sure how to take it, and – no – I never tried it out.

3. Do you take Christmas off or do you keep blogging?

I don’t take Christmas off, in that I aim to blog every day, and rarely miss a day. But for me, blogging is actually relaxing. It’s fun to write a blog post, not a chore, and it’s rare that I blog out of obligation or duty, And I write quick blogpost or two in.

4. What’s your new year’s resolution?

My new year’s resolution is the same as every year – to go forward into the new year without fear, to take the opportunities that come my way, and to end the year with my heart softer than when I started it, and having learned as much as I can.

Join us as we count down to Christmas with some of the UK’s leading bloggers!    

Day 15: #JingleBlogs with Paul Steele, Bald Hiker

Welcome to CisionUK’s #JingleBlogs Advent Calendar 2014!

Today’s advent blogger is Paul Steele, author of Bald HikerUK’s number one travel blog.

We asked Paul four very special and festive questions:

1. Where are you spending Christmas this year?

To be honest I do not yet know! Nearer the time I will know whether it be home or away, near or far.

2. What is the worst Christmas present you have ever received?

How can you say a ‘gift’ is bad? Yes many have gathered dust but getting the gift didn’t make it a bad thing!

3. Do you take Christmas off or do you keep blogging?

I don’t have a set timetable as such. My days and weeks are very fluid so could be resting, as I should, or out and about somewhere tweeting and blogging away. I take rest like my travels.. They will come, and enjoy them regardless of when.

4. What’s your new year’s resolution?

That will be to do more! More of what I love. Hiking more, seeing more, learning more and expanding ways I can work.

Join us as we count down to Christmas with some of the UK’s leading bloggers!    

Day 14: #JingleBlogs with Slummy Single Mummy

Welcome to CisionUK’s #JingleBlogs Advent Calendar 2014!

Today’s advent blogger is Josephine Middleton, author of Slummy Single Mummy, one of UK’s leading parenting blogs.

We asked Jo four very special and festive questions:

1. Where are you spending Christmas this year?

This year I will be spending Christmas with my daughters, my mum and her partner and my Auntie Jill and her daughter, Holly. Jill is hosting us and we’ll be doing a big family M&S shop beforehand!

2. What is the worst Christmas present you have ever received?

I’m not sure I have ever had a truly awful Christmas present. My family and friends are very thoughtful when it comes to gifts and so even though I’m a bit fussy I don’t ever really hate anything. A boyfriend (of several years) did once get me earrings when I didn’t have my ears pierced…

3. Do you take Christmas off or do you keep blogging?

I shall probably be taking a week or so off around Christmas but I do tend to want to get back into work quite quickly. I love the build up and will be playing Christmas songs for weeks beforehand, but once the big day is done I want to get back to normal.

4. What’s your new year’s resolution?

I haven’t even thought about New Year’s resolutions yet! I suppose my resolution should be to crack on with list of 40 things I want to do before I’m 40 

Join us as we count down to Christmas with some of the UK’s leading bloggers!    

Day 13: #JingleBlogs with Alternative Eden

Welcome to CisionUK’s #JingleBlogs Advent Calendar 2014!

Today’s advent blogger is Mark Domingo, pictured on the right with Gaz, authors of Alternative Eden, UK’s leading gardening blog.

We asked Mark four very special and festive questions:

1. Where are you spending Christmas this year?

We are having a fairly traditional Christmas, spending time at Gaz’s sisters home in Kent with the family and her children.

2. What is the worst Christmas present you have ever received?

I couldn’t possibly say, in the interests of diplomacy all the presents we have received have been fabulous and warmly welcomed!

3. Do you take Christmas off or do you keep blogging?

We tend to blog over the Christmas season although we wont be blogging during the celebrations themselves. We usually spend some of the extended break undertaking projects in the garden that then feature on the blog. I recall one year mixing concrete in the afternoon of New Years Eve.

4. What’s your new year’s resolution?

To be more active on social media next year and to attend more events!

Join us as we count down to Christmas with some of the UK’s leading bloggers!    

Day 12: #JingleBlogs with Family Adventure Project

Welcome to CisionUK’s #JingleBlogs Advent Calendar 2014!

Today’s advent blogger is Stuart Wickes, author of  Family Adventure Project, one of UK’s most popular family travel blogs.

We asked Stuart four very special and festive questions:

1. Where are you spending Christmas this year?

At home in the Lake District. We haven’t had a white Christmas here for a while so fingers crossed and sledges on standby.

2. What is the worst Christmas present you have ever received?

A kitchen bin was definitely the least romantic. But on the plus side it has come in useful.

3. Do you take Christmas off or do you keep blogging?

Once the turkey has become turkey curry we always head off for an adventure. A couple of years ago we hiked across Cumbria. This year we hope to document family skiing in Scotland if snow conditions are good.

4. What’s your new year’s resolution?

To find new and innovative ways of tempting the teenager out of the bedroom.

Join us as we count down to Christmas with some of the UK’s leading bloggers!    

Day 11: #JingleBlogs with Bright.Bazaar

Welcome to CisionUK’s #JingleBlogs Advent Calendar 2014!

Today’s advent blogger is Will Taylor, author of Bright.Bazaar, UK’s leading interior design blog.

We asked Will four very special and festive questions:

1. Where are you spending Christmas this year?

For the first time I’ll be spending it in a tropical environment because I’m going to be in Mexico!

2. What is the worst Christmas present you have ever received?

A subscription to a surfing magazine!

3. Do you take Christmas off or do you keep blogging?

I take Christmas off to relax and recharge.

4. What’s your new year’s resolution?

To eat less chocolate.

Join us as we count down to Christmas with some of the UK’s leading bloggers!    

Day 10: #JingleBlogs with A Luxury Travel Blog

Welcome to CisionUK’s #JingleBlogs Advent Calendar 2014!

Today’s advent blogger is Paul Johnson, author of  A Luxury Travel Blog, one of UK’s most influential travel blogs.

We asked Paul three very special and festive questions:

1. Where are you spending Christmas this year?

I will be spending it at home in the Lake District.

2. Do you take Christmas off or do you keep blogging?

I’ll take Christmas off, but I will have scheduled posts and tweets that go live on Christmas Day so it may appear as though I don’t.

4. What’s your new year’s resolution?

To take A Luxury Travel Blog to still greater heights!

Join us as we count down to Christmas with some of the UK’s leading bloggers!    

Day 9: #JingleBlogs with Tim Atkinson

Welcome to CisionUK’s #JingleBlogs Advent Calendar 2014!

Today’s advent blogger is Tim Atkinson, author of the UK’s leading daddy blog: Bringing Up Charlie. Tim is no stranger to television, having appeared on BBC and ITV, and contributing regularly to BBC Radio on the topic of parenting.

We asked Tim four very special and festive questions:

1. Where are you spending Christmas this year?

At home: to save Santa the hassle of shipping the industrial-scale present sacks my kids will be getting!

2. What is the worst Christmas present you have ever received?

Someone keeps sending us a tiny pack of chocolate buttons in their Christmas card…which would be nice if they put the correct postage on the envelope!

3. Do you take Christmas off or do you keep blogging?

Keep right on blogging… if there’s anything to blog about. And there usually is!

4. What’s your new year’s resolution?

I have a book I absolutely have to finish… (writing, that is. Not reading!)

Join us as we count down to Christmas with some of the UK’s leading bloggers!    

Day 8: #JingleBlogs with Fashion Foie Gras

Welcome to CisionUK’s #JingleBlogs Advent Calendar 2014!

Today’s advent blogger is Emily Johnston, founder and editor of one of UK’s leading fashion blogs: Fashion Foie Gras

We asked Emily four very special and festive questions:

1. Where are you spending Christmas this year?

At home in South Carolina with my parents and brothers!

2. What is the worst Christmas present you have ever received?

A size 2 pair of jeans… in my dreams would I fit into those bad boys!

3. Do you take Christmas off or do you keep blogging?

Haven’t taken Christmas off in five years!

4. What’s your new year’s resolution?

To live in the moment in 2015.

 

Join us as we count down to Christmas with some of the UK’s leading bloggers!    

Day 7: #JingleBlogs with Helen Davis

Welcome to Vuelio’s #JingleBlogs Advent Calendar 2014!

Today’s advent blogger is Helen Davis, author of the UK’s top toy blog: Rainbow Toy Awards

We asked Helen four very special and festive questions:

1. Where are you spending Christmas this year?

We will be at home in Northamptonshire – with family and friends, we always throw a good buffet over Christmas for everyone!

2. What is the worst Christmas present you have ever received?

Maybe I Am lucky that people know me really well, I honestly cannot think of anything really bad I have been brought. Most people know I love stationery and any gorgeous notebooks and pretty pens are fine with me!

3. Do you take Christmas off or do you keep blogging?

I will probably take Christmas off from blogging but I run various Facebook pages associated with various blogs and they will be updated regularly over the Christmas period.

4. What’s your new year’s resolution?

To work hard in making my bank balance bigger and my waist smaller, it’s the same resolution every year – I just keep getting it

muddled up though!

Join us as we count down to Christmas with some of the UK’s leading bloggers!

 

 

Day 6: #JingleBlogs with The Blue Walrus

Welcome to CisionUK’s #JingleBlogs Advent Calendar 2014!

Today’s advent blogger is Tim Dickinson, authorof the UK’s top music blog: The Blue Walrus

We asked Tim four very special and festive questions:

1. Where are you spending Christmas this year?

At home with my family in Oxfordshire – after a big Christmas with all the relations last year, this one is going to be a smaller, quieter affair.

2. What is the worst Christmas present you have ever received?

I was once given a Nickelback album – I don’t think that needs an explanation.

3. Do you take Christmas off or do you keep blogging?

I probably won’t blog on Christmas day, but other than that I see music blogging as a fun way to find new music and that is a great way to spend any afternoon.

4.  What’s your new year’s resolution?

To go to even more gigs and expand the blog with more photo essays and video features.

Join us as we count down to Christmas with some of the UK’s leading bloggers!