Although I’ve been blogging for 7 years now, I don’t think I realised that creative bloggers existed until 2014 – I was just doing my own thing on the internet. Since 2013-ish I struggled to describe my blog, usually settling for ‘design blog’ which was correct I guess, and still is, but nobody really ‘got’ what that meant.
Like most non-bloggers, my introduction to blogging (pre-2009 when I started my blog) was via fashion – the first blog I ever followed was llymlrs aka Lily Melrose who is still going strong. Fashion and beauty bloggers, now along with lifestyle bloggers, are the most recognised group of bloggers on the internet. This is mainly because the most ‘famous’ bloggers write about fashion or beauty, and also because there are SO many of these types of blogs. Right now the market is very saturated (every man and his dog has a blog) and it’s becoming incredibly hard to stand out from the crowd. For me, there is one category that is ALWAYS overlooked: creative bloggers.
So maybe I’m slightly biased because I am one, but creative bloggers are amazing. They are so talented, good at sharing their thoughts and feelings, and have a great eye for details and photography. Blogging is the perfect platform for creatives, because its possible to post the development of a project and receive feedback from across the world in an instant. The internet and creativity is a match made in heaven. With this in mind, I have gathered a few of my personal fave creative bloggers so you can enjoy them too:
Laura, Illustrator at Cardboard Cities
Sophie, Graphic designer and Jewellery business owner at The Private Life of a Girl
Ella, Illustrator at Ella Masters
June, Illustrator at June Sees
Uli, Creative at Found Some Paper
Corinna, Graphic Designer at CoCorrina
Liz, Graphic Designer at Liz Mosley
Emma, Illustrator at Emma Block
Sherida, Graphic Designer at Sheridadaily
Annie, Student at Annie Pancake
Laura, Student at Laura Blair
Amy, Student at The Creative Outlook
Jodie, Student at A Textile Perspective
Naomi, Student at Hello My Name is Naomi
Lauren, Student at Dorkfeatures
Sophie, Student at Dreams and Colour Schemes
Lauren, Student at Oh Hay
Kiera, Creative soul at Artistic Fascination
Tessa, Stationery addict at All Things Stationery
Polly, Graphic Designer at Polly Vadasz
Hayley, Student at Hayerlily
And this is just a handful – there are so many more out there! A great way to discover and connect with other creative bloggers is to join in with the #cbloggers twitter chat (run by Lauren at Oh Hay) which takes place every Thursday 8.30-9.30pm UK time.
If I’ve missed your fave creative blogger off my list please let me know – I’d love more recommendations! Here’s to hoping that #cbloggers can grow in numbers and strength in 2016.
P.S. All images belong to the bloggers – show them some love on their Instagram feeds!