At the end of last year I was getting a bit tired of blogging, I wasn’t fed up with writing – but I was a bit lost in the world of niches and categories. I’ve been doing it for 5 years, and my first ever blog, a travel blog called ‘The World and Then Some‘ kept me tied to travel content – which I wasn’t really doing that much of anymore (saving for a wedding, kind of stops any travel plans until your honeymoon!).
The bloggers I had been reading the most of were writing about much wider topics, and I wanted to allow myself that freedom too. Which is why ‘The Elle-Rose Edit’ was born
My biggest inspiration when writing, is always other writers and bloggers. The women listed below are the ones whose work constantly makes me want to improve and get better, they’re all doing various things, or running various projects that make me want to get off my bum and do something too. These are the blogs I go to when I’m feeling a bit ‘un-inspired’ and need some inspiration…
Callie from From the Corners of the Curve
As a plus size woman myself, I find Callie’s blog hugely relevant to my own life, especially my relationship with self-love and my relationship with fashion. Whilst I’m always on a mission of self-improvement (which includes my health and fitness), I know that improvement comes from all areas of life – not just the scales, my body shape or my clothing size. Callie is a great role-model for this whole outlook. She seems to go from strength to strength (she just became a regular columnist for Marie Claire) and I find her updates beautiful and editorially perfect – but also very real and relatable.
Sarah from The Prosecco Diaries
I like to push myself in my career and blogging, and I’m always looking for a new idea or a new challenge. I know someone who shares this kind of ambition with me, is Sarah. She’s doing projects (check out Bloggeration Mag) that I only wish I had the organisational and networking skills to pull off. She’s also one of the most approachable and lovely people you could wish to meet.
Hannah from The Crafternoon Cabaret Club
I met Hannah through a Tiger blogging thing originally, working with her event blog ‘The Crafternoon Cabaret Club‘ but I now know much more about her blog and the kind of stuff she does and creates, and I am constantly fascinated. I’ve always considered myself pretty creative, but Hannah has more ideas and creativity in her little finger, than I probably have in my whole body – and I’m constantly looking to Hannah’s blog for inspiration and guidance (especially for my work-stuff with Tiger). I also massively respect how she has a passion (crafting, running craft events, making amazing things) and totally throws herself into it, something I need to learn to do.
Geraldine from The Everywhereist
Geraldine is one of THE BEST writers I know. I can’t really do any of her writing justice, so you’re better going and reading her blog for yourself. Geraldine’s blog is one I actually evangelise like it’s an actual religion. Her ways of telling stories and narrating life, is pure perfection. In terms of writing style – her way of writing is probably my biggest inspiration, however feeble my attempts seem in comparison. I’m lucky enough to call this hilariously brilliant lady a friend, but even if you were strangers, you’d feel like you knew the person writing the posts.
Emma from Girl Lost in The City
I’ve been reading Emma’s blog for around 18 months, and find it to be a constant source of inspiration. I like the realness of her writing, and I love the offbeat topics, random stories, and thought-trains. I love Emma’s writing style, and I the variety of topics she covers. She’s also writing a book (which is a dream of mine) so I’m basically in awe of what she’s achieving in other areas of her life too.
Poppy from PoppyD
Another blogger I’ve been following for a long time, I started reading Poppy’s blog back when she was a daily fashion blogger doing ‘What I wore Today’. Since then Poppy has become a pretty darn successful entrepreneur, but still blogs about life (and stuff) on her personal site PoppyD. I find Poppy’s writing really relatable, and I like the ‘no bullshit’ approach she takes – it’s real and totally entertaining and one I go back to again and again.
Jess from The Travelista
I met Jess a few years ago at the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards, when we were both nominated. At the time we were both starting out in the blogging world and both finding our voice and our niche. Since then, around 4 years later, Jess has turned into this uber stylish, totally amazing, jealousy-inducing blogger. Jess has the whole ‘travel more, blog more’ thing nailed – and it’s something I need to work on and something she inspires me to do. Sometimes I let my fear of flying hold me back from accepting press trips and weekends away, but it’s Jess’s Instagram feed, and Jess’s blog that makes me more likely to say yes. Because, I want to be on a beach too!
Jayne from Girl Tweets World
I originally met Jayne when she worked in London, but she’s since moved to Sydney, Australia where she rebranded her blog and became just as successful in Oz, as she was in the UK. I love her posts, and her writing, and I’m constantly inspired by her networking skills and the amazing brands she works with and projects she works on.
Angie from Silverspoon London
Another travel blogger, I’ve watched Angie perfect and define her skills and her niche over the past year or so, and it’s really amazing how far she’s come and the blog she’s built. Angie is also amazing on social media, and is super supportive to other bloggers in the community – which I adore.