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Five Internet Babes Killing It Right Now

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I realised it had been a little while since I’d last thrown a whole lot of love into the bloggersphere. And, y’know, it’s Monday, the days are getting darker, it’s like a whole 28 days or something until pay day and omg it is OCTOBER at the weekend. OCTOBER. HOW HAS THIS HAPPENED, SOMEONE PLEASE ALERT THE VILLAGE ELDERS.

So anyway, I thought I’d send some happy internet vibes out there, and list a few of my fave blogger and digital babes – all absolutely killing it right now in their own way.

I’m damn proud to be part of a generation of such sassy, feisty, go-getting females.

So go make a cup of tea and maybe get at least three chocolate biscuits because let’s face it, it’s basically integral for your survival that you gain a bit of winter blubber – and get yourself caught up in a blog post/video binge/Instagram stalking rabbit hole. Because surely that’s what Monday nights are for anyway, right?

 

1. THE ELLE NEXT DOOR

I’ll be honest – I often find it difficult to make friends in the blogging world because it’s hard to sometimes find the person behind the blog. The person outside of work mode. You’ll sit next to someone at a dinner here, or bump into someone at an event there, but conversations hardly get past Instagram and whichever new YouTuber is soaring out of nowhere before BYE BABES, SEE YOU SOON.

But Ellie is different. She’s the sort of girl I’d genuinely be friends with no matter which industry we worked in. We could be having a laugh making McFlurries at the drive thru and things wouldn’t feel any different.

She’s nailing it because all of that – all her genuine personality and kindness – shines through in her content, both blog-wise and on YouTube.

She’s like your best friend behind a screen. Someone you can sit down with in your Primark pyjamas and dissect life woes and boys over wine and crisps. And if you’re not already an avid Ellie fan, you can read her blog here, and watch her v snazzy vids here.

 

2. VIX MELDREW

If you’re not familiar with Vix’s blog then COR BLIMEY YOU ARE MISSING A TRICK.

She does a list post v well. Like, so well, I’ve been known to snort Diet Coke up my nose through unexpected laughter. You know when it goes the wrong way and it feels like it’s shooting up towards your brain and you’re like oh no there’s Diet Coke in my brain is this the end? Yeah that.

She’s also not afraid to say it how it is, and I respect that a lot. It’s something that blogging, as a whole, isn’t so great at. We like to be too nice and too vague and too rose-tinted.

Oh and one final reason why you must head over there IMMEDIATELY is her sex and dating posts. The perfect dollop of OH MY GOD SHE GETS IT for all fellow single gals.

Read her blog here.

 

3. GRACE VICTORY

I remember when I first met Grace, I was wandering awkwardly around the Cosmo Blog Awards desperately searching for anyone I’d met before, anyone I recognised. Anyone who could stop me looking like a lemon loner in the corner cradling her glass of wine and phone.

Then I bumped into Grace. She’s like a whirlwind of sass, ready to make you feel like the most incredible person she’s ever met – just being in her presence gives you this sudden burst of confidence and this surge of I CAN DO ANYTHING.

And just like with Ellie, that echoes throughout everything she does – her posts, her videos, even her Insta captions.

Whenever I’m struggling with myself or the way I look, I turn to her Instagram page or her blog posts and remind myself that y’know what, even if I don’t fit into the standard definition of beautiful, I am. We all are. And we don’t deserve to let anyone else tell us different. She’s doing amazing, amazing things.

Read her blog here and watch her videos here.

 

4. JUST JODES

This girl is absolutely flying through the internet at a rate of 112 miles an hour and I’m not sure she’ll stop until she has world domination (and maybe an all-pink, copper and marble flat complete with an entire room dedicated to LUSH products).

Whilst Jodes’s YouTube channel is aimed at a slightly younger audience than my blog might be – it’s well worth a watch because it gives off such a happy feel good-vibe and is crammed with lots of drugstore beauty reviews, high street hauls and other affordable stuff that won’t make you cough up a lung in sheer horror.

Plus she’s just divine in real-life too.

Watch her videos here.

 

5. LITTLE MISS KATY

I’ve been following Katy’s blog for ages, and as super as it is (and it is super) – it’s her Instagram that’s got me all heart-eyed and hubba hubba right now.

I feel like people aren’t following others on Instagram they way they once were because hey look I’m already following seven hundred strangers, what makes this particular stranger so special I should bother taking it to seven hundred and one? But I really like Katy’s feed.

It makes me feel like I’m still romantically linked to London and part of the buzz, even when I’m sashaying around my local Ipswich Tesco buying Lurpak and baby corn or whatever it is us suburban ex-Londoners do.

There’s pops of colour, lots of food porn, sexy architecture and just the perfect dollop of Harry Potter mentions in there too.

Read Katy’s blog here and follow her on Instagram here.

 



  • Anon

    Hannah, on your most recent YouYube video, you freely admitted to streaming illegal content online. Please be advised that on behalf of my employer being the legal rights holder and copyright owner to the content in question you have accessed illegally, and my obligation to our anti piracy policy but way of fines, service provider suspension and legal redress, I will be taking action accordingly. Our company searches via YouTube to seek out infringing content and flagged your account as having matched some key search criteria for abuse of piracy laws. Your email address and internet activity allows me to trace your IP address as required.

    • Jane

      Just LOL.

      Your employer would probs want you to sort those spelling issues out before you issue your warrant “anon”

      • Rhiannon

        🙌🏻

    • IP Girl

      Anon, I think that you need to go back to your employer and ask for further training on IP infringement and the correct way to handle such cases. Here’s a clue: email or letter to individual in question = GOOD. Anonymous, vague, groundless and badly constructed comment on their blog post = BAD.

      Or, more to the point, perhaps you should STOP your pointless vendetta against Hannah and find something constructive to do with your time.

  • Such good reads! I love Elle’s blog and she deffo does seem like someone that you can just have a cuppa with and put the world to rights. I also realised I was following Katy on Snapchat but hadn’t read her blog yet which is just sacrilege 😐

    Jess
    http://www.hellojess.net

  • Elle is such a wonderful human, she’s one of the first few people I met and I’m always in awe of how fantastic she does (and how even better a friend she is), and Katy and Vix are such lovely ladies too!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

  • I think this is such an awesome thing to do! So awesome in fact that I have just finished my first draft of a ‘5 blogs I’ve been loving in September’ – I don’t have much influence to point people in that direction but it is so nice when someone who has a following says ‘hey, these people are awesome’! All the good vibes Hannah x

    http://www.englishgirlinnewyork.org

  • Mel

    Omg I cannot believe you let your cat onto your dining room table on your vlog. You do realise that their feet are all over the litterbox and then traipsing over the surface you eat off of?! Surprised you haven’t gotten sick yet… YUCK!

    • Katy

      Ugh I had the same thought.

      Hannah maybe all your disgusting chin acne has been caused by your cats shit being all over your bedding and food? Just a thought hun.

      • Rhiannon

        It has been proven that acne on the bottom half of your face is linked to hormonal imbalances not environmental such as dirt etc (fellow sufferer!).

        I’m getting a bit tired of the nastiness on here! Hannah’s blog is real, light-hearted and leaves me feeling more like chatting with a life-long friend rather than feeling alienated by content.

        If you have nothing nice to say then don’t say it, don’t read it and don’t watch it.

        Hannah is living a modern girl’s dream career and people are so jealous of her and it is so obvious!

        Girls go back to stacking shelves, part time in your generic pound shops. (Gosh I never thought I’d lower myself to your level)

      • Why do you feel it’s necessary to leave a hurtful comment like this?

        If you’re out in the day, how are you meant to stop your cats from climbing onto furniture, tables etc? I’m sure Hannah cleans these surfaces which would be fine!

    • Katie

      Haha clearly not a pet owner. You can try all you like to keep them off the furniture but they are little rascals!

      Eventually you just embrace a bit of cat hair in your food and hope its good for the immune system. Also domestic cats are pretty clean animals and don’t carry disease.

      No need to be so negative about everything, if something isn’t to your taste remember you have the option not to read it. Nobody (I hope) comes into your work place and makes bitchy personal comments so maybe afford Hannah the same respect.

    • IP Girl

      Omg Mel! It is so funny that even though you could leave a comment on the video, you take the time to visit Hannah’s blog and leave a comment on an unrelated post. Is it that you haven’t worked out how to have multiple YouTube accounts but it is quite easy to write multiple anonymous comments here? You do realise that you are coming across as a mite obsessed?

  • You know who’s my favourite blogger? Youuu! I love Jodes channel but I haven’t heard of any of the others but damn I will now be stalking every post ever. Thank you for the inspiration!

  • You know who’s my favourite blogger? Youuu! I love Jodes channel but I haven’t heard of any of the others but damn I will now be stalking every post ever. Thank you for the inspiration!:)

  • This is my favourite blog! There are only a handful I read every single day and I haven’t missed a post since I discovered your blog around 2 years ago! I just love your content, and the way you write is so relatable. Other people I read and I just don’t feel connected to the person, but with yours it’s like reading an email from a lifelong friend y’know!

    I’ll definitely check out some of your recommendations :)

  • AH yaaaaas love these positive, sharing the love kinda posts. I am a big fan of Ellie and Katy (SUCH mega babes) and I can’t wait to check out the others. Just read through a few of Gracie’s posts and they are incredible, she just oozes sass. P.S Can’t wait to drink all the prosecco / eat all the food with you later! Immy x

    http://www.immymay.com

  • I don’t think I follow any of these people but they all sound like great gals, I’ll be sure to check them out! x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

  • Yay a lovely list of gorgeous bloggers! I have followed Katy, Ellie and Vix for ages and they are top of my list of favourites! I’m looking forward to discovering Gracie and Jodes… I’m off for a read.

    Thanks for this Hannah! Your blog has been one of my firm favourites for years. I must say that reading negative comments on here really riles me up. I don’t know how people can find anything negative to say about this post or you in general, yet they do, or aim it at other content you have created. You are an incredible person, very motivational and inspirational and do not deserve any kind of negative comment.

    Keep doing what you’re doing, because you are smashing it. Thanks for being a very cool role model for so many of us who aspire to blog, vlog and take over the internet. 😉
    Peta xx

  • Kiera

    Ahh absolutely love this – you read my mind, I was looking for new bloggers to follow last week, just to tide me over between your blog posts! Already loving Vix Meldrew :)

    Also, cannot believe the nasty comments on here – absolutely disgusting to attack something you are self conscious about and have put out there publicly to help other girls going through something similar! Definitely jealousy/immaturity – you and your blog are so beaut!xx

  • Yay I love having new blogs to read, so thank you! Plus it’s always great to share the love <3

    Melissa x

  • Tasha

    I have been looking for new blogs to read so I will give them a try! Yours is still my fave though! Even if you do let your cats on the table 😉 xx

  • I’ve already opened all of these in new tabs and can’t wait to start reading them! I do already read Ellie’s blog though and you’re right, she seems so lovely! :) x

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

  • Great blog and list of names. Myself and charliesonlinestore.,com will be checking them for Women’s Fashion and Clothing tips :)

  • Sarah Weaver

    Hey, thanks for the recommendations! Love to have more blogs like yours to check out :)

  • This has made me want to spread some love in the blogging world! I’ve not done one for a while so thanks for the inspiration <3

  • Ahh thanks so much for the recs! I just discovered Elle’s blog and now I’m obsessed with reading it! Also Vix’s made me lol! :) x

  • Such a fantastic list of some kick ass women! I’m a big fan of bloggers sharing their favourites, as that’s how you often come across those you’d not have otherwise seen. Your list matches closely to some of my favs too so I’m evidently looking in all the right places! There’s something fab about following someones blog for ages, then meeting them IRL and realising even more how great they are! Alice xxx

    http://www.woodenwindowsills.co.uk

  • Great post! found a couple of new blogs to follow. Thanks!

    Emma
    emmasjoys.wordpress.com

  • Mel

    Well I was reading this post thinking about all the lovely strong people you highlighted and then I just scrolled through a lot of shitty comments…

    I’m sorry mate but some of you need to f right off – ‘oh Hannah has chin acne because she lets her cats walk in her dining room table’ – Christ!!

    Grow up people and stop crapping all over someone’s hard work with your rubbishy opinions you need to keep to your damn self!!

    But anyway, thanks for another pick-me-up post and another reason why I keep following your blog Hannah <3

    Mel ★ http://www.meleaglestone.co.uk

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