This social media ranking was last updated on 12/12/2018.
The Vuelio Blog Awards 2018 took place on 30 November 2018. Find out more about all of the winners below:
Taking the beauty crown at the Vuelio Blog Awards 2018 is Caroline Hirons with her self-titled blog. Sharing her years of beauty experience with readers, Caroline posts reviews of the latest products before they hit the shelves, along with helpful cheat sheets from choosing the right SPF for your skin to festival beauty care hacks. Working as a consultant to a number of brands in the industry, Caroline has also set up her own charitable initiative, donating, and encouraging others to donate, surplus products to women and young children in domestic violence shelters.
King of the Daddy bloggers and taking top prize at the Vuelio Blog Awards is The DADventurer. Created back in 2014 by Dave Hornby, The DADventurer covers the highlights of becoming a new dad and includes the parenting lessons Dave’s learnt along the way. With the recent addition of baby ‘Beetle’, The DADventurer blogs and vlogs about what it’s like to be a dad to both a toddler and a new-born in an honest, witty and relatable way.
Winner of the 2018 Vuelio Blog Award for Best Food & Drink Blog, Canadian expat Elizabeth Atia, creator of Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary, is considered one of the most northerly bloggers in the UK. Elizabeth originally started her blog in 2011 as a way to share her love of baking as a distraction while studying for her Life Sciences degree. Now a graduate with a First Class Honours degree and one of the go-to food blogs, sharing a variety of recipes, ranging from the unusual sounding Halloween rye and caraway black bread to super easy kale and almond pesto.
The proud owner of a 2018 Vuelio Blog Award and a career in personal training and a love of all things fitness, Carly aims to help every reader find a healthy way to live so they can feel great in their own skin. Sharing her own personal fitness journey as she adapts workouts during pregnancy and stories of how she became a personal trainer, Carly provides plenty of inspiration for anyone looking to get into fitness or take their first step into the gym. Carly has taken her blog to the people, running personal training retreats all over, from Portugal to Peru!
Mad About The House is created by multi Vuelio Blog Award winning journalist, Kate Watson-Smyth. With over 20 years’ experience writing for national newspapers including The Independent and The Financial Times, Kate has brought her love of property and interiors from the broadsheets to the web. Documenting her design journey and renovating her property, Kate uses her blog to give readers plenty of inspiration of how to show their personality through their home. Kate has also authored two books, Mad About The House and Shades Of Grey, sharing her philosophy that your home should tell a story.
Recent winner of the Vuelio Blog Award for Best London Lifestyle Blog, Poppy Loves is the place to go if you’re looking for a fresh idea of how to spend your weekend in the capital, recipe inspiration or fashion advice. Poppy reviews cafés, restaurants, hotels and pop-up boutiques in London, through fun and informative posts. With a new arrival, Poppy also shares her experience of being a new mum in the city while also undertaking some serious renovation work at the same time!
Chris Beastall created Ape to Gentleman in 2009 with the aim to provide informative and engaging content on men’s grooming. Winner of the 2018 Vuelio Blog Award for Best Men’s Fashion Blog, Ape to Gentleman now covers fashion and lifestyle, providing advice on how to wear classics such as the white t-shirt or the denim jacket, as well as reviewing the latest watches and tech. Ape to Gentleman aims to provide the modern gentleman with everything they need to continue their evolution towards a contemporary and timeless style.
Queen of Mummy blogging and adding another Vuelio Blog Award to her collection in 2018, Jo Middleton is the creator of award-winning blog, Slummy Single Mummy. Started back in 2009, Jo blogs about her life as a parent, sharing her stories of raising her two daughters as they grow from kids to teenagers. With her debut novel set to land in May 2019, Slummy Single Mummy has grown from a parenting blog into the relatable voice of the parenting world, with Jo’s witty writing style sharing the ups and downs of being a parent.
Stephanie Jayne is the creator of Steph and the Spaniels, winner of the first ever Vuelio Blog Award for Best Pet Blog in 2018. Steph and the Spaniels showcases the adventures she has with her husband and two spaniels, Severus and Lily. With beautiful photography in every post she shares her four-legged friends enjoying the outdoors and discovering the best dog-friendly places across the UK, from dog-friendly hotels in the Lakes to dog-friendly beaches in Cornwall.
Reigning winner of the Vuelio Blog Awards for Best Political Blog is Guido Fawkes. Originally created back in 2004 by Paul Staines, Guido Fawkes aims to expose the plots, rumours and conspiracies of Westminster. Staines has become a name that’s both feared and respected by politicians, as a single post from ‘Guido’ has the power to change the political landscape. With a reputation for uncovering major scandals, Staines was named by GQ in 2011 as one of the Most Influential Men in Britain.
Winner of the Vuelio Blog Award for Best PR and Comms Blog, PRexamples was created by Rich Leigh in 2011 to record all of the creative stunts and campaigns that he came across. It quickly became one of the most popular sources of content for a PR industry hungry for advice, inspiration and what-not-to-dos. As the blog grew so did the demand for guest posts and tips from readers, Rich sold PRexamples in January 2018 to PR and creative agency Taylor Herring and they continue show the best stunts, campaigns and PR examples from all areas and aspects of the industry.
Bagging their second Vuelio Blog Award in 2018, Hand Luggage Only was created back in 2014 by Yaya Onalaja-Aliu and Lloyd Griffiths, two friends who met at uni and wanted to share their love of travelling with people around the globe. The blog has exploded in the last few years, thanks in no small part to the two incredible personalities behind it. Whether you’re travelling to a new city or you’re looking for some inspiration to satisfy your wanderlust, Hand Luggage Only is packed full of fun posts and colourful photography to get you in the mood to explore.
After Annabel Beeforth got married in 2009 she created Love My Dress, the 2018 winner of Vuelio Blog Award for Best Wedding Dress. Annabel wanted to share her passion for helping other women have an incredible day, posting about the latest in bridal fashion and inspiration for wedding details, but always reminding the reader about the meaning and value of marriage. Love My Dress is one of the top wedding blogs when it comes to discovering the best wedding suppliers, whether you’re a bride-to-be or in the wedding industry yourself.
Ruling over the blogosphere in 2018 is winner of Vuelio Blog Award for Best Women’s Fashion Blog and Best UK Blog, Inthefrow. Created by Victoria Magrath back in 2012 while she was completing her fashion PhD and working as a fashion marketing lecturer at the University of Manchester, Victoria has built Inthefrow into one of the most successful fashion blogs in the UK. Victoria has released her first book in November bringing Inthefrow from our screens to our shelves.
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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 all the Vuelio Blog Award winners and their authors can be found in the Vuelio Media Database.