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Interior Design Blogs UK Top 10

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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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‘Bloggers are providing a service and should be compensated for that’ – Darren Coleshill

Darren ColeshillBlogger Spotlight with Darren Coleshill, author of one of UK’s top parenting blogs, One Dad 3 Girls. Darren spoke to us about what’s new on the site, photoblogging, sponsorship disclosure and the challenges of using social media. 

What’s new on One Dad 3 Girls? Well quite a bit has changed lately, new design, new lay out and it seems to have gone down well. There has been a move more into a photoblog, so you’ll notice my posts are a lot more photo heavy now.

Give us an example of successful brand collaboration. What did you learn from it? Over the years I’ve worked with a wide range of brands and some of them really get it and go that extra mile. It’s the brands that really push the boat out and remember your name that are a real joy to work with.
How do you use social media to promote/share content? What are the challenges? I am very active on social media and I still get a high percentage of traffic from social media. The real challenge is trying to be perfect on all channels, I’ve found it’s much better to stick to a few than spread yourself too thinly.
What advice would you give to a someone who wants to start a blog? Go for it, but remember not to compare yourself with others. Someone wish once said don’t compare your beginning to someone elses middle.
 How do you work with PRs? I think over the years I’ve build up a good relationship with various PR companies. The key is to always be polite and whenever possible to respond to their emails even if it’s to say no.
Do you feel bloggers need to be compensated for the work they do? Yes I do…I am a firm believer that bloggers are providing a service and should be compensated for that.
What do you feel about sponsorship disclosure? I think it’s important and every post that has a payment attached should be labelled as such. I get asked nearly everyday to post something without disclosing but I have always said no. I do think that bloggers need to have clear guidelines as to when they need to disclose.
List three best practices PRs need to follow for better blogger outreach?
– They need to learn the bloggers name before they get in touch
– Make bloggers feel special, go the extra mile and the blogger will do the same for you
– Don’t expect bloggers to work for free, and don’t try the ‘we have no budget line’
What will be big in your blogosphere in the coming months? Just to keep enjoying what I’m doing. At the moment I have found the perfect blog/life balance and I like to think it comes across in the blog.
Editorial information on Darren Coleshill, One Dad 3 Girls and thousands of other media/blogger contacts and outlets, can be found in the Cision Media Database.

Calling all UK parenting bloggers! Who is most influential on PeerIndex?

Yesterday Cision UK revised the Top 10 UK Mummy and Top 10 UK Daddy blog rankings and also compared movement with last years top 10s. Today we have compiled a Twitter list of UK Parenting Bloggers and ranked them by their PeerIndex influencer score.

1. @tara_cain

2. @swhittle

3. @amodernmother

4. @nickie72

5. @joannemallon

6. @cosmicgirlie

7. @melaina25

8. @lauraawntym

9. @pippad

10. @englishmum

Click here to view the full PeerIndex ranking.

In the run up to Cyber Mummy 2011 we will be looking to expand and update this list.

Cision UK is calling out to all UK parenting bloggers on Twitter. If you are not here and think you should be, then get in touch via @CisionUK or our website.

For bloggers that are already on the list your influncer score might change once you claim your profile on PeerIndex. To learn more about online influencer rankings tune in to the next #commschat 13th June 2011 where Neville Hobson will be hosting a session talking to Azeem Azhar, founder of PeerIndex.

The above list was published 15:00 10/07/11. You will find updated list on the PeerIndex site.