Thursday, 3 September 2015

Why I Adore Meg Says & Zoella

Hello guys!

This evening I thought I would write a post about why I got into blogging. Not why, but who. There are two people that really made me want to blog after so many years of almost being too anxious to do it. Although my blog has very few posts, it has been such an achievement for me to finally start it.

I have read blogs for SO many years, and when I was at school, people just didn't get blogs. I remember in English class we had an hour once a week of reading a book, and I asked if I could log onto the computer and read some blogs instead, and I was told no and THEN made to stay behind after class! Never forgotten, damn you English teacher! 

So, Zoella aka Zoe Sugg was the first ever blogger I began reading. I have also watched her YouTube channel from day one and I feel like I have kinda' been on this journey the whole way! I pretty much watch a Zoella vlog every day. (Not even exaggerating!) Even if it is one I've seen before, I'll always pop it on in the morning while I get ready for work! It's kind of like a comfort thing and it makes me feel very homely! When you've been watching someones vlogs for around 6 years, you start to feel like you actually know them! 

Zoe is undoubtedly the biggest vlogger on YouTube and there is no doubt as to why. She has recently celebrated her 9 million subscribers which is in-sane! The thing about Zoe which is so like-able is her normal-natured persona. Not in any way "fame-hungry"and so humble, she is always talking about how grateful she is for everything that has happened to her. But lets be real, without her hard work, none of this would have happened.

From make-up tutorials, to hauls, to general day to day vlogs, her videos allow us to see 20-30 minutes out of her day. One key thing about Zoe that is respected so much is the fact she is so open and honest about the fact we do only see those 20 minutes out of 24 hours each day, and I think this is something that is so re-assuring to young girls that look up to her. I am an avid buyer of her beauty collections and I recently purchased her book Girl Online which I have NOT been able to put down - god that English teacher would be proud of me right now!

I can't wait to see how the future for Zoe continues to pan out, and I literally wish her all of the luck in the world!

If you haven't heard of Zoella then I'm not quite sure where you have been, and if you have any fancy a good ol' catch up, then please do visit all of her links below! 

The second person I really have to thank is my friend Meg who runs her channel, Meg Says. I went to college with Meg a few years ago and after we all left college she went onto university and you all go on your own journeys and tend to keep in contact through Facebook! I had no idea that Meg had started blogging and even bigger, she had started her very own YouTube channel. Some of you may not know, but Meg suffers from a chronic illness called M.E and is completely open about it. When I first spoke to Meg and found this out, I honestly had no idea what M.E stood for or what it meant. Meg is one of the most sweetest and selfless people I know, and always puts others before herself. She always has and I have no doubt she always will. I was really intrigued to read up on Meg’s illness on her blog and I was completely overwhelmed at the comments she was receiving at how inspirational she was to other sufferers of M.E, and even those that weren’t sufferers!

Despite living with a chronic illness she doesn’t let anything stop her. Her videos are my weekly sit down thing, I feel like I have a catch up with her when I watch them and although I rarely see her, I feel like I do! In true Meg style I put on the kettle, grab my best Cath Kidston mug and get snug with blanket! I chuckle away through them and before I know it my mum has perched on the side of the sofa and is giggling away too! Again, just like Zoe, Meg is so humble and appreciative of every ounce of praise that comes her way.

She truly deserves all of the recognition she is getting and I am more than sure her success will continue to shine through every blog post and video she creates!

I will link all of Meg's links below (obviously you would link a link!) so you can go and check out all of her pages:

Meg Says Youtube Channel
Meg Says Blog

Meg Says Twitter

So, it is thanks to those 2 ladies that I finally plucked up the courage to do something I enjoy SO much! Thank you for taking the time out of your day to read this post, I hope you have enjoyed it and please do leave a comment to let me know your thoughts and maybe even some other bloggers/vloggers that you think I would like! I'm always open to a new blog!

Thanks again and I hope everyone has a lovely weekend!

Love of love,

Chelsea x
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