You may remember a while back (three years ago, to be exact) I published a post about the launch of Blogosphere Magazine – a print publication dedicated to bloggers and social media influencers.
Well… a lot has happened in those three years.
I realised that although I’ve mentioned it on social media and on this site, I haven’t actually shared a blog post about what I’ve been up to. So here’s a little catch-up.
Since that post three years ago, I’ve written articles for each issue of Blogosphere. I’ve answered reader questions, written about social media, discussed SEO and explained how to build your own media kit.
I redesigned the Blogosphere website (discussed here) which launched November last year, to coincide with the release of issue 7 featuring Samantha Maria.
In March of this year, I moved to London to join the Blogosphere team part-time as their developer and editorial assistant. I’m now involved in creating and designing content, helping layout each issue, maintaining the website, writing articles, helping at events and much more.
The magazine itself has gone from hobby to business, from 80 pages to 164 pages (with an events supplement!). The team has grown in size, moved into a lovely new office, started hosting blogging events and has had some incredible people involved in each issue.
It’s been so exciting and I’ve loved becoming more and more involved. I can’t help but feel so proud to have been a small part since the beginning and seeing it grow in every aspect.
So now that you are all caught up, it’s time to introduce the latest issue…
Issue 11 with Zoella!
This issue features Zoë Sugg, aka Zoella, who talks about her incredible journey as a blogger and YouTuber. It’s such a refreshing and inspiring read, focusing on the 26-year-old businesswoman who works damn hard! The photography is GORGEOUS too, take a look at the behind the scenes video below.
There’s a great little story in the editor’s note about why Zoë, who turns down quite a lot of offers, said yes to being Blogosphere’s cover star. Her answer says a lot about what Alice, the Editor-in-Chief, has built and the blogging community in general. It’s a special read and I’m so glad Alice shared it!
Within the 164 pages, there’s a bunch of interesting features all related to blogging and social media as well as interviews with the likes of Adrian Bliss, CarlyRowena, Ella Masters, Linda Blacker and Vix Meldrew.
I’m back with another blogging how-to, this time discussing the importance of diversifying your income as a blogger. This was a big one to tackle but it really is vital in this industry and you shouldn’t depend on one source! I go into detail about the different revenue streams available to bloggers, having used most of them myself. It’s one of my favourite pieces that I’ve written.
That’s not all! I mentioned that I’ve been lucky enough to feature in each and every issue of Blogosphere, but this time around I was involved in something a little extra…
Oh yes, it’s my face, taking up a whole page, in a magazine! How surreal is that?
I got to take part in an interview and photo shoot with two of my favourites, Ashley from Nose Graze and Phil from pipdig, talking about our work as developers for the Meet the Coders feature. I’m so pleased with how it turned out and really thankful for the opportunity, it was such a fun day!
This issue is packed full of great content, perfect for anybody who is interested in blogging, YouTube or social media. I don’t want to spoil it for you by giving too much away, but if you’d like to know more about what’s included in this issue there’s a description over on the website.
How to purchase? The details
Issue 11 is available NOW via our website and we deliver worldwide!
This issue has been so popular that it sold out but we’ve managed to get our hands on a limited amount of new stock, so if you want it make sure to pop over to the website ASAP. It’s available to subscribers first, ahead of the official release date. Honestly, the subscription is so worth it – lots of perks and the newest issue delivered straight to your door the week we launch!
Then, subject to availability, single issues will be available next week on the official release date through our website with international shipping and in UK newsagents. There’s a waitlist on the website you can join to be notified of when they go on sale.
We put so much work into this one and we’re really proud of it. There’s been a lot of coffee and late nights but for us, it’s been totally worth it. We hope you love it just as much.