I have been part of the Edinburgh blogger community for around three years now and in that time not only have I learned loads about writing, self promotion and the more technical elements of SEO and site development, I have met people who are nothing short of incredible. Not only is there a huge wealth of talent in Edinburgh, I have been lucky enough that every Edinburgh blogger I have had the pleasure of knowing has been supportive, encouraging and friendly. There doesn’t need to be competitiveness; every blogger will write from their own viewpoint to their own following. Instead, I have found myself part of a community that is simply brilliant.
Because of that, I thought it would only be fair to share some of my favourite Edinburgh blogger friends. Some cover make-up, some food and drink but all are worthy of a read.
I am the first to admit I am a bit obsessed with food. That makes Adele, the owner of TartanSpoon, a dream for me to know. She reviews the latest and best restaurants in the city and across Scotland, adding a quirky flair to her content. Each experience is awarded a spoon, ranging from wooden to the glittering TartanSpoon, The experiences she shares on her blog and social media are incredible, and her eye for a delicious photo or two is enough to keep me coming back again and again. Even better, Adele’s talent has been spotted by i-on magazine and she is currently a nominee of the 2017 Breakthrough Awards. Well deserved.
Not only does Emma, owner of Reverie De Paris, have impeccable taste in fashion and make up products, she is also an all round good ‘un. Reverie De Paris covers health, travel, lifestyle and more but hones in on the latest make up products and tips, usually which I’m convinced to then buy. Her blog is sleek and clean,with fantastic imagery and Emma has some fantastic opinions on life that she regularly shares. Funny and warm, she is a must for any young lass in the Burgh. Partial to a well executed Boomerang.
Edinblogger (or Gary to his pals) is an extremely well-known Edinburgh blogger. He, and his other half Edinbloggette, run Edinbraw – a site covering life, food and beyond. The best thing about the couple, is not only are they lovely but they unearth the best, most hidden Edinburgh events and bring them to the fore. As such, Gary has managed to amass almost 10,000 with an incredibly loyal following.
My Low Fodmaps Journey is run by a lovely pal of mine, Moira. Frustrated with the limitations on gluten-free sufferers in the city, Moira set about reviewing and sharing the best places that cater for those on the Fodmap plan. Her journey has taken her to Milan, Marks and Spencer and more as she shares her ups and downs of her healthy lifestyle.
The oh-so-fabulous Ailidh Forlan is the brains behind Plate Expectations (what a name!). Formerly, Miss Piggy Eats, Ailidh’s strength lies in her photography (mainly of food and drink – you see why I love her right?). You can tell she is a professional in that respect and her instagram is an all round food-porn channel.Shots of cheesy fries, chocolate bombs, Pitt Street goodies litter her page but she also shares the latest food and lifestyle news from her twitter account. Add to the fact she is a gem, and you have an all round fab Edinburgh blogger.
The gents behind Boys Eat Scotland and who run Your Scottish Tour, Donnie and Raymond, continuously share the best places across the country to eat, sleep and play. Always on the road, they create reviews of the highlands, the west, the cities and more; constantly unearthing hidden gems for locals and tourists to visit. My favourite element of their site is coverage of the the Mull and Iona Food Tour. Having visited a few of places listed, I can testify this country has a wealth of incredible eateries and the boys are making it their purpose to share them with us all.
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