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The 60 Best Manchester-Based Blogs – Ranked

After moving into central Manchester last year on a bid to make our mark in the growing digital scene, we like to think we’ve settled into our new Northern Quarter offices rather well.

We love the bustle of the city and admire how many individuals are trying to make a name for themselves, and so we wanted to highlight the work of some of Manchester’s biggest fans – the bloggers that are based here.

We wanted to honour the hard work put in and find the best blogs in popular categories such as lifestyle, fashion, beauty and food.

After hours of research whittling down the top 60 Manchester-based blogs, see where your favourite blogger ranked below.

 

Jump between the different category with the links below;

Lifestyle Bloggers

Fashion Bloggers

Beauty Bloggers

Food Bloggers

Fitness Bloggers

Travel Bloggers

 

Also, you’re in with a chance to win £50 to spend at a Manchester restaurant of your choice and all you have to do is tweet!

Below each of our category winners, you’ll find a tweet button. Use this to vote for your favourite of our six category winners.

For full details of the competition, click here.

 

Manchester Lifestyle Blogs

There are a lot of things to do in Manchester, and a lot of bloggers to document it. From finding the best shops to reviewing certain attractions.

These lifestyle bloggers cover everything from their day-to-day lives, to fashion, the best places to eat and much more.

 

PagesbyMegan - Manchester Lifestyle Blogger

Pages By Megan

Megan has been named as our number one Manchester-based lifestyle blogger because her blog is heaven for people who are aesthetically-pleased, but also love to read great content.

Although predominantly a style blogger, the site is loaded with content covering topics such as beauty tips and travel as well as the all-important Manchester section where Megan reviews the best of the Northern Quarter’s coolest restaurants and coffee shops.

Follow Megan on Social Media

Twitter

Instagram

YouTube

How did you get in to blogging?

I got into blogging whilst on my placement year at uni. I was supposed to be keeping a diary of my daily life as an intern but TOTALLY forgot. Rather than handwriting the backtrack of events down I set up a blog to retrace my steps. I worked at some high profile places such as Alexander McQueen, House of Holland and ASOS so people were really interested… It just took off from there.

 

What advice would you give to anyone looking to start blogging?

Everyone always says this but have a passion and discuss it with passion. Be yourself and have your own voice, my readers love my blog as I’m just a weird Northerner and I’m not afraid to say it.

 

What can we expect from you in the future?

Hopefully more of the same…

 

Can you detail your favourite three posts from your blog?

Oooh that’s a hard one, my faves are usually those in which I love the photography. I’ve been blogging for three years so that’s hard to say. But I love style posts and looking back on what I was wearing this time three years ago and I really love writing travel reviews.

My latest is from a trip to Santorini and I truly enjoyed writing it.

Vote for Pages By Megan and WIN!

I could win a £50 voucher by voting @meganellaby as the best of @CustardMedia’s Manchester bloggers! 

 

Manchester Fashion Blogs

Manchester is one of the most fashionable cities in the country, so is it any surprise that we’ve got a wealth of fashion bloggers that are sharing their latest outfits on our streets?

These sites have some of the best photography as the style bloggers sport their latest fashion finds in various locations around this great city.

 

fashernably late - best fashion blogger in manchester

Fashernably Late

We’ve named Fashernably Late as the top fashion-focused Manchester blog because of her creative outfits and friendly writing style. Sabina also shares exclusive discount coders for her followers to get her clothing pieces without spending a fortune.

Follow Sabina on social media

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook

 

How did you get in to blogging?

My blog began four years ago as part of a university module about self promotion. It was more of an online journal showcasing the progression of my garment technology work. I slowly moved away from this and focused on D.I.Y & nail tutorial posts before finding my real love for fashion blogging.

 

What advice would you give to anyone looking to start blogging?

Be true to yourself! Write and document things that you have a real interest in as this will hook readers into coming back for more! It’s always great to stay true to yourself as this way, your writing flows naturally too!

 

What can we expect from you in the future?

I’m looking at expanding into doing mini Instagram videos for hair tutorials, before venturing into the world of YouTube. I hate the sound of my own voice, so this is quite a daunting one for me!

 

Can you detail your favourite three posts from your blog?

My favourite post to date has to be ‘The Reason Why I’m Going Vegan’. This post was one of my first personal posts and it really reflected on a topic that I’ve been toying around with for a good few years. It felt great to write it all down in a post to share with people and it got a really positive response too!

My second favourite post is ’10 Types of Pokemon Found on Tinder’. This post gained a lot of attention due to its extremely relevant nature! I don’t often have many male readers, but this post certainly intrigued them to have a nosey at my blog and they loved it!

Thirdly, my post ‘Throwin’ it Back To 2012’ was personally a great piece to put together for me. There’s huge pressure on bloggers these days to have flawless images, themes for their Instagram and to grow a following quickly. I liked reminding people that everyone starts from somewhere and I loved being able to have a little giggle at myself and how my style has changed over the years – it was great to reflect.

Vote for Fashernably Late and WIN!

I could win a £50 voucher by voting @fashernablylate as the best of @CustardMedia’s Manchester bloggers! 

 

Manchester Beauty Blogs

With so many beauty blogs cropping up and becoming increasingly popular, it can be hard to find a reputable blog that provides you with accurate beauty advice.

We had quite a job to pick our favourites, but we did it.

 

Jasmine Talks Beauty - Best Beauty Blogger in ManchesterJasmine Talks Beauty

If you’re looking for round-ups of beauty items and reviewing new makeup products, Jasmine Talks Beauty is where you need to be. Jasmine shares unbiased opinions on the latest launches and the combination of photos on her website make viewing a pleasure.

Follow Jasmine on social media

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook

How did you get in to blogging?

It was a combination of factors. I got into beauty because I was always someone who had one of every makeup product and once I ran out of it, I bought a new one. However I went to repurchase my usual blusher and found it had been discontinued so started Googling alternatives and discovered beauty blogs. Soon I was reading them every single day!

I started my own blog essentially out of boredom; it was the start of summer and all my university friends still had exams but I was all done. I honestly didn’t expect anything to come of it and I don’t think I got a single comment or more than about 10 views on a post for the first 3 months!

What advice would you give to anyone looking to start blogging?

My best advice would be, firstly, not to expect too much too soon. I think some people start blogs and then wonder why they aren’t Zoella after 3 posts!

Yeah, some blogs do take off really quickly, however others that are now massive took forever to gain a following. Just keep at it and keep improving!

Also don’t compare yourself negatively to others. It’s hard but try to see other people’s blogs as motivation to improve your own instead of feeling bad that yours will never be as good.

There are people who I used to compare myself unfavourably to when I first started and they’ve long since stopped blogging all together!

 

What can we expect from you in the future?

At the moment I’m still so passionate about beauty but I’m feeling more and more comfortable with showing more of myself and the person behind the blog. My blog will always have a beauty focus but I do expect to be doing more lifestyle content going forwards.

 

Can you detail your favourite three posts from your blog?

It’s kind of hard to choose my favourites but I’m going to go with the three that sprung to mind first! One of them would have to be my post called Upping my Blog Photography Game – it was such a turning point for both me and my blog.

I feel like so many more people started reading my content around that time and I started to get passionate about photography. I think something just clicked and my own style began to develop as well as me taking more time to understand photography (and me realising it was just as important as the written content of the post).

My post 5 Days in New York City is also a favourite because I literally sat and wrote it on the floor of JFK airport. I wasn’t really sure if people would care particularly about what I got up to on my first ever trip to New York but it turned out to be hugely popular. It definitely made me feel more confident in putting out this sort of content and I think it’s a post I will look back on in future years and it’ll take me right back to that trip!

Finally my post The Drugstore Foundation Problem was an opportunity to write more of an ‘opinion’ piece that I felt strongly about which also connected with my love of beauty. It was about how the UK high street still doesn’t cater to a variety of skin tones when it comes to affordable foundations. I really wasn’t expecting the crazy response from my readers that I got!

Vote for Jasmine Talks Beauty and WIN!

I could win a £50 voucher by voting @jasminetalksblg as the best of @CustardMedia’s Manchester bloggers! 

 

Manchester Food Blogs

Manchester is known all over the world for its variety of food. There are hundreds of restaurants all over the city but whether or not you’re looking to dine out or eat at home, these blogs can help:

 

Miss Pond - Best Food Blogger in Manchester

Miss Pond

From foods of the Caribbean to at-home drink recipes, Miss Pond can provide you with recipes and meal plans to create at home. She’s also a huge fitness fan, so many of her articles have healthy ingredients to help you with any diet or health goals you may have (whilst still treating yourself!).

She also reviews the best local haunts. We particularly liked her review of our next door neighbours, Pen and Pencil.

Follow Miss Pond on social media
Twitter
Instagram
Pinterest

How did you get in to blogging?

I got into blogging because I needed something to distract me during the tough times in my PhD. It started from there really, it helped build my creativity and I now really enjoy sharing my experiences with my readers as well as my recipes.

 

What advice would you give to anyone looking to start blogging?

If you’re starting out, don’t worry about other bloggers around you. Blog for you and don’t feel pressured to blog more than you can fit into your schedule.

 

What can we expect from you in the future?

In the future I hope my blog to be a hub for recipes of all kinds. I’m also looking to start a self-care series, sharing other bloggers favourite things to do to look after themselves, mainly starting with sharing favourite comforting recipes.

 

Can you detail your favourite three posts from your blog?

My favourite posts from my blog are-

Self-Care Sunday – http://misspond.com/life/six-tips-self-care-sunday/

My chocolate and raspberry cheesecake brownies recipe – http://misspond.com/my-recipes/chocolate-raspberry-cheesecake-brownies-recipe/

My seafood pasta recipe – http://misspond.com/my-recipes/lobster-seafood-pasta-recipe/

Vote for Miss Pond and WIN!

I could win a £50 voucher by voting @misspond as the best of @CustardMedia’s Manchester bloggers! 

 

Manchester Fitness Blogs

Whether you’re a fan of the gym or prefer exercising at home, you may feel stuck with your current fitness routine.

Here are some of our favourite Manchester-based fitness blogs that can give you advice on your workouts and provide you with some inspiration:

 

thatsquatbot

That Squat Bot

From yoga to running; weight-lifting to learning how to cook nutritious meals, That Squat Bot focuses on any kind of fitness activity you could think of.

Sarah, the person behind this Manchester-based blog, offers advice for women looking to increase their fitness level and give their health a boost.

Follow Sarah on social media:
Twitter
Instagram

 

How did you get in to blogging?

I had a fashion blog before That Squat Bot, so I was already in the blogosphere, but started to look around for fitness blogs to read after I started going to the gym and running. I couldn’t find what I wanted, so I decided to create what I was looking for – something fun and slightly tongue-in-cheek, but with a genuine love for fitness and activity running through it!

 

What advice would you give to anyone looking to start blogging?

The first thing you need to do is just start – don’t agonise over it. Whatever you do won’t be perfect at first, but you’ll start experimenting and finding your voice and your niche. Secondly, decide what it is what you want from your blog. Do you want it to become a business, or would you just like to make friends from it? Make a plan with this in mind, then just work consistently towards it.

 

What can we expect from you in the future?

I’ve just started a new job, which has unfortunately taken away much of the headspace I used for my blog, but I’m really working hard at getting better at CrossFit so hopefully I will be documenting my foray into competition in the near future!

 

Can you detail your favourite three posts from your blog?
That’s a really tough one – I have favourite posts because of different reasons. It could be that I just love the photos (these Olympic lifting shots are cool), or that I worked hard on researching the content (like my yoga for CrossFitters post with my yoga teacher friend, Marley) but my very favourite post is probably my interview with Sam Briggs, who is one of my favourite CrossFit athletes, also hailing from Manchester.

Vote for The Squat Bot and WIN!

I could win a £50 voucher by voting @squatbot_ as the best of @CustardMedia’s Manchester bloggers! 

 

Manchester Travel Blogs

Being one of the best places to visit in the U.K., we’ve got our fair share of travel blogs that are based in Manchester. Whether you’re wanting to explore the city or venture further afield, here are the blogs you should be reading:

 

Hungry Travel Style - Best Travel Blog

Hungry Travel Style

Run by a self-described “creative soul and lover of all things travel, style, food and beauty”, Hungry Travel Style is a blog full of brightly-coloured photographs detailing Lauren’s adventures.

Documenting the events she attends, exploring the finest cafes, bars and restaurants around the city and further afield – including recent adventures to Thailand, Bangkok, Marrakech and more.

Be warned, you will get jealous of the lavish life Lauren leads.

Follow Lauren on social media
Twitter
Instagram
Pinterest

How did you get in to blogging?

I wanted a space on the internet to share my photos and experiences that wasn’t Facebook. Just somewhere that I could connect with like minded people who I wouldn’t have done any other way. It has definitely served its purpose; I now have readers who I consider friends from all over the world.

 

What advice would you give to anyone looking to start blogging?

Do not pigeon hole yourself to one topic. Make your blog a space to talk about all of the things you love in life. The writing comes easy when you’re passionate about it.

 

What can we expect from you in the future?

Lot’s more adventures. I have a trip to Thailand this month which I am already super excited to share on the blog.

 

Can you detail your favourite three posts from your blog?

It would have to be:

Mykonos – http://hungrytravelstyle.com/2015/06/exploring-mykonos-part-one/

Barcelona – http://hungrytravelstyle.com/2015/08/barcelona-2/

Maldives – http://hungrytravelstyle.com/2013/09/arriving-at-maafushivaru/

Vote for Hungry Travel Style and WIN!

I could win a £50 voucher by voting @laurenjanebee as the best of @CustardMedia’s Manchester bloggers! 

 

Want to win a £50 voucher for your favourite Manchester restaurant?

To celebrate these bloggers winning their awards, we’re giving away £50 vouchers to those who vote for their favourite.

The blogger with the most votes will win one £50 voucher and every one who voted for that winner will be entered into a draw to win a voucher themselves.

To enter the competition, all you need to do is:

1) Follow us on Twitter (@CustardMedia)
2) Tweet about your favourite blogger using the template below!

I’m in with a chance of winning a £50 voucher by voting @BLOGGER as the best of @CustardMedia’s Manchester bloggers! http://bit.ly/MCRBloggers
We’ll be picking the winner at random on 30/09 at 21:00pm.

Good luck!



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