Earlier in the year I added the topic of "Blogging Heroes" to my to-do list for my Bloggers You Should Know series.When I came to write it a few weeks ago I realised that I wasn't qualified (or informed) enough to write this post by myself. I didn't just want to highlight my favourite bloggers; I realised I wanted to know who were the bloggers that came to everyone's rescue every time - the ones that inspire, always deliver and help out whenever they can. I wanted to find some new (to me) blogs that were amazing and deserved some credit for the fantastic work they do.
So a couple of weeks ago I published a post asking my readers to nominate their blogging hero - and WOW did you deliver! I was amazed at how many amazing bloggers you nominated, and I'm so grateful to those of you that took the time to show your love to a blogger that you look up to and admire.
It was open to any blog of any country or niche, and as more than 50 bloggers were nominated I decided to split the post into two as otherwise it would have been far too long.
I'm personally looking forward to properly checking out all of these blogs myself (it'll take a while but I'll get there) - thank you SO much to all the readers who nominated someone. Please check out as many as you can, it's so great to read the reasons why they are heroes.
So here are your blogging heroes, part one, in the order they were nominated in. Let me know who you're glad to have found in the comments (and come back next Sunday 9th August for part two)!
Anna's Island Style
"I like her fun and colourful style" - Samantha Blair
Cremes Come True
"I nominate Audrey for her honest and entertaining reviews" - Thea Wood
"I love Audrey for being such a beautiful soul who always puts her heart into her posts and she is a beautiful woman, too" - Zulaya
"Amber is the most dedicated and informative blogger I follow. The sheer amount of content on her site is staggering" - Cory
Practically Perfect PA
"Run by Nicky Christmas, it is read and respected by PAs and EAs around the world" - Jennifer Corcoran
"She is honestly one of the nicest, most kind-hearted bloggers, not to mention one of the most stylish. She always picks the most perfect outfits for the locations. They end up looking like Vogue editorials but with a REAL person" - MushroomStew
Melina B (Amethyst Honey)
"Melina B is my favorite fashion blogger because of her uniqueness and post-modern eclecticism. She is an architectural historian by trade and this is present in the unconventional geometries and different periods which are present in her style" - Alexis Cooley
"She has amazing style, humour and she is probably one of the most authentic bloggers I've come across. She doesn't just talk the talk" - Suzanne Carillo
My Kid Doesn't Poop Rainbows
"Her posts are always hilarious written, and are all accompanied with some amazing drawings" - Random Musings
"She is amazing, pure art and a wonderful human being" - Mis Papelicos
Penny Pincher Fashion
"She absolutely is not only a talented blogger with a fresh perspective, she is an incredible mom, friend, and all around kind person" - Alyson
Rachel the Hat
"A stylish, beautiful woman inside and out - I love her blog" - Vicki Psarias
" A completely inspirational blog... Great style on a great lady" - Rachel Turone
"Roisin has mad sewing skills, one of the best dress collections I've ever seen, and is also hilarious: Love her blog" - Amber
What the Redhead Said
"I would nominate Donna for her great reviews and child-focused blog. She also does a huge amount to support other bloggers" - Laura
"I nominate Jennie's blog, Sailboat. It's the first blog I read every day. She is interesting, kind, friendly and has such a lovely welcoming blog" - Isabel
Just a Girl and Her Blog
I really learn tons from and am inspired by Abby. She is a blogger that just keeps sharing her knowledge and is so genuine and Abby is never too busy to give advice and encourage no matter where you are in your blogging journey" - LadyBug Home & Design
Pretty Green Tea
"Daisy is encouraging, thoughtful and creative. I find her reviews so *useful* and she's always sharing her top tips on social media. She's fabulous!" - OneTenZeroSeven
"I would have to nominate Cherie - she has the wonderful knack of mixing high end with chain store, topped on with something swiped from her husband or daughters and adds a vintage twist" - Helen Moore-Gillon
"Not only does she write well but she's one of the most sincere and clued-up people-persons I know. Her blogs are informative, fun and a pleasure to read" - Lynda Cookson
Fifty Not Frumpy
If I can only nominate one blogger, it is Susan. She inspires so many women to be fabulous at any age and she does it in a way that's not preachy, judgmental or too out of reach. I just love her" - Adrienne Shubin
"I nominate Lyn of Accidental Icon, who brings such thoughtful creativity to her style" - Une Femme
The Fashion Medley
"She has not only great personal style but an eye for good editorials, collections and so on" - Daniella Robins
A Life Unstyled
"Vanisha really spends time connecting with her readers which is something I find so inspirational. Also she writes and posts with such care" - Ann
Not Dead Yet Style
"I nominate Patti of Not Dead Yet Style, as she has a great attitude, dresses lovely and shares interesting posts" - Jessica Jannenga
How fabulous are all these bloggers...? Next Sunday I'll be sharing the other half of the nominations, so don't forget to come back for part two!
P.S. You might also enjoy 8 Over 40 Fashion Bloggers You Should Know or 8 European Fashion Bloggers You Should Know!
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