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When it comes to influencers, some of the settings which are staged for that perfect shot look absolutely effortless. Too effortless, tbh… suspiciously effortless…

An absolutely gas video has been posted online by @TaylorLorenz which sheds light on the environmental factors which influencers endure.

Whether it's freezing cold weather, sunlight blazing in your eyes or just awkward angles, getting the perfect shot isn't as easy as it looks.

The video displays several influencers and bloggers jostling to take the perfect picture at an intersection in New York, 59th and 5th avenue;

They're working hard, to be fair; they've all gotta compete for the best image possible.

Apparently 59th and 5th is some kind of blogger hotspot, an aesthetically pleasing location which influencers have now plagued.

Some witty Twitter users have compared the video to a favourite dystopian show…

It is pretty reminiscent of THAT Bryce Dallas Howard episode, where everyone can rate each other and give points based on their image and personality, similar enough to Instagram.

 Whether you find the video disturbing, hilarious, mediocre or just plain creepy, it says a lot about how different today's social media world is.

We are hugely entertained by the reaction tweets though… keep 'em coming.

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On November 29th, Deborah Ross of The Times wrote what can only be described as a SCATHING article about influencers which began like this;

"I have a dream. It is not a big dream. I am not Martin Luther King. I only do dreams on a small scale, so it is a small-scale dream and my small-scale dream is this: might there be any way we could do a find and replace on the word “influencer” so it is replaced by “detestable freeloader” wherever it appears? So we all know what, in fact, we are dealing with."

Yikes. To add to the drama-fest, YouTuber and Blogosphere's Influencer of the Year 2018 Melanie Murphy has responded. 

We have to say, Murphy makes some noteworthy points;

Starting off her 13-minute YouTube video with a cool "Okay Deborah, calm down", she proceeds to explain the hypocrisy behind Ross' points with a level of clarity which is hard to deny.

Ross essentially slated influencers in her article, describing them as 'detestable freeloaders', essentially people who deserve to be hated because they receive complimentary items and give nothing in return.

Murphy responds by issuing the point that the media in general is funded by advertising and marketing, for example, on the bottom of Ross' article had a sponsored post, without which the article possibly would never have been read.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Promotion and marketing absolutely surrounds us, from celebrities such as David Beckham for Adidas, Beyoncé for Pepsi, Justin Timberlake for McDonalds, Jessica Simpson for WeightWatchers, Brad Pitt for whatever cologne he's feeling that day, Julia Roberts for Lancôme, Hannah Witton for PlayStation, Holly Willoughby for Marks & Spencer etc etc.

It's inescapable. However, just because they receive free objects doesn't mean that they give nothing in return. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The issue which Murphy takes with Ross' article is the sheer hypocrisy as well as the generalisations which she makes. She places every influencer in the same category, when many of them promote noble causes such as LGBT+ charities and organisations, cruelty-free and paraben-free beauty products, health foods, nutrition, sexual health organisations, disability and accessibility rights, chronic pain activists, and more.

Jameela Jamil's i_Weigh movement has become hugely successful, and empowers people to weigh themselves on their overall worth as a person rather than their body mass index. Jamil suffered from an eating disorder for years, and now uses promotion and Instagram to create a unified group of people who value and respect themselves. She also is a major campaigner for banning airbrushing.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Melanie Murphy claims that every successful creative has the support of brands behind them, and receive freebies. Many of them self-fund their projects, and use the money for other causes, others simply give away any freebies which they receive.

Murphy also points out that just because they gain complimentary products does not mean that those people aren't extremely hardworking. Many influencers balance their life online with their family and a side-job.

"95% of what I show, what I wear, I pay for myself," she claims. Through advertising and word of mouth, companies can use influencers for their branding, but this doesn't undermine the level of thought which goes into choosing which brands to work with.

Murphy works with Always pads to talk openly about periods, Barclays, who sponsor Pride, a show which explores bisexuality, PicMonkey, Wella for hair dyes which work against allergies, Holland and Barrett for cruelty-free health and nutrition products.

Numerous influencers and their agents are hugely picky about who they work with, the brands must make sense for the influencers for them to collaborate with them.

"I'm always so bloody proud of my paid-for content, always. The money these brands pay me enables me to write a novel and work on more artsy things like short films which I invest in myself but don't get money back."

According to the Youtuber, the media wouldn't survive without branding and advertisements. From YouTube ads to websites, podcasts, radio, television, newspapers and magazines, advertising is saturated in our industry.

For Deborah Ross to call followers of influencers 'morons' is entirely unfair, from Melanie's point of view;

"Under-researched drivel such as this which contributes to the negative rhetoric that surrounds bloggers and influencers, thousands of hard-working people. Some of which juggle a family or another job."

Many believe for Ross to declare that influencers have done nothing to merit this lifestyle is flawed and reductive, Murphy herself demonstrates a great engagement because of how she chooses brands to work with;

"I never try sneak anything in, I'm never shady. I am lucky and I'm very grateful, I don't swan around."

Lastly, Murphy places emphasis on the fact that YouTube is a community which supports one another, they collaborate and shout each other out and lift each other up. In the journalism industry, there is minimal collaboration and no support between competing publications;

"You sit and write and you get aid to do that, there was a time where people would scoff at your job and say that that's not a real job. We actually support each other. You're not going to see The Times supporting an article from another publication."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

It's International Day of Disabled Persons. This year's theme is “Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusion and equality.” I think about this every day. Empowerment, inclusion, equality. It's in every story I tell. In every adventure I have. Every relationship I am in has navigated it to some extent. The other day I was talking to a friend who said, "I don't even see you as disabled, you just sit a lot for someone so active.” "I think I know what you mean, but I am disabled, it's not bad to me to be seen as disabled. When people say that, it's like they're saying, in order to accept you, I have to separate you from this thing I have a problem with. 

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She describes the loneliness which perpetuates society, and how YouTube can be used as escapism, or for self-help, for comedy, entertainment, advice or even just to connect;

"A lot of people are lonely and it's a beautiful thing to be able to connect with people through words through a lens. Families are smaller, the Church has collapsed, community has gone to shit. I feel like through my monthly blogs I encourage people to connect with their real-life friends and family"

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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As Murphy points out, building a following of thousands or millions doesn't just happen for no reason.

'Detestable freeloaders' aren't just empty vessels of advertisers; they're entertainers, they're singers, actors, writers, comedians, models, creatives, editors, lighting experts, agents and so much more.

Do you agree?

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Article by Kate Brayden

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We imagine when we are with child, we'd only have the energy to waddle to the fridge from the couch and back again, nevermind putting effort into our pregnancy look.

So it's fair to say we won't be as stylish and radiant as Dublin blogger Rosie Connolly – sure, I'm not even pregnant and I still don't look as hot as she does.

Marking her 22nd week of pregnancy, Rosie uploaded a snap to Insta and she is just GLAM.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Hugging her bump, she looked divine in a leopard print high waisted skirt, teamed with a black belt and silver buckle.

To complete her pregnancy look, she paired it with an oversized, cosy white jumper.

Despite the fact that she's completely glowing – pregnancy hasn't been an easy journey for Rosie.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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In the post, she confessed that she's making every attempt to embrace her second pregnancy, even if her body isn't being kind to her.

"22 weeks and loving every second of it… even the crazy hormones, headaches and growing pains," she wrote.

"I didn’t enjoy my first pregnancy so determined to make the most of this magical time."

To be fair, if we were suffering from any of those symptoms – we wouldn't even get out of our pjs.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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In late September, Rosie found out she was expecting a little girl.

In the CUTEST gender reveal video, her son, three-year-old Harry helped the blogger to pop the balloon filled with pink confetti.

The 28-year-old tied the knot with Paul Quinn in a lavish ceremony earlier this year.

It will be an eventful 2019 for the family as they welcome their baby girl – and we can't wait to see what other looks Rosie will together as she SLAYS pregnancy fashion.

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In late June, the Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland (ASAI) upheld a complaint made against blogger Rosie Connolly.

It was claimed that the 28-year-old had filtered and photoshopped an image uploaded to Instagram.

The photograph was promoting a product sponsored by the makeup brand Rimmel.

The social media star has remained tight lipped about the ASAI ruling – until now.

 

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Previously, Rosie stated the image in question had been approved by the makeup giant.

Rimmel Ireland however, took down the post as “it did not reflect their values as a brand.”

Nevertheless, they added that there was never an intent for it to be misleading.

Now, the blogger said she felt that she had been made an example of by the Advertising watchdog.

 

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Speaking to the Irish Mirror, Rosie said she didn't blame the ASAI for their ruling, but did agree when asked if she felt they made her an example.

“Yeah, I do. I think they have to I suppose, that’s their position," said the blogger.

“Back when it happened I actually explained my position and how it all came about. I wasn’t going to relive the whole thing again when they came out with the ruling.

“But yeah, I don’t blame them for it. I think that’s just the way it goes. There are plenty of people who have broken rules or done things that were frowned upon by the ASAI but obviously my complaint was upheld, that’s fine.”

 

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The blogger delved into the reason why she decided to stay quiet after the complaint was upheld.

Rosie felt she had been honest with her followers before the ASAI made their ruling and didn't want to relive the past.

“I came out and I explained exactly what happened, I was very open and honest when it all happened so when [the ruling] came out recently I wasn’t going to go through the whole thing again.

"Anyone who has followed me for that long already knows the story so I thought there was no point in bringing it up again."

 

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However, Rosie added that she respects the ASAI's conclusion and why they did it.

 “I suppose they have to and I respect their guidelines, I respect what they have to do to make a point," she explained.

“So yeah, I do feel like I was used as an example but I don’t think that there’s anything wrong with that.”

 

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The ASAI’s Complaints Committee stated after they chose to uphold the decision, that:

“All involved in the production of marketing communications that care should be taken so that the use of pre- and post-production techniques did not mislead about the attributes of the product being advertised.”

It will be interesting to see if further complaints of this nature will be ruled in the same way, and how that could impact the Instagram bloggers and brands who sponsor them. 

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By Colleen Brady

It’s that time of the year again – bloggers and celebs hit Palm Springs for the second stint of the Coachella Weekend this weekend, and the jealousy inducing Snapchat stories and smug pics are now clogging up our Instagram feeds.

However, Coachella doesn’t seem to be all it’s cracked up to be, and by looking over the surface, it seems it is more about celebs keeping up appearances.

For upcoming bloggers and celebs it seems as if Coachella is not just a music festival but an opportunity for them to build their following and also make key contacts.

Coachella is nothing like your standard Irish or UK festival.

Yes, the line-up is fantastic, with this year’s Coachella giving the stage to names like Beyonce, Eminem, The Weeknd and SZA. However, the whole vibe of Coachella seems to be more about blogger branding than the actual music itself.

Every year our favourite celebs and bloggers attend the star-studded festival, where their followers seem to multiply as a result of those pictures in front of the famous ferris wheel.

In fact, Irish blogger Louise Cooney hit the 100K mark this weekend while at the festival.

The whole festival seems to be selfie central and more about the fashion and posing than enjoying the music on offer.

Many celebs and bloggers including German blogger Masha Sedgwick have commented that Coachella is just an overcrowded, huge platform to see and to be seen, simply because everyone is there.

At Coachella you can’t drink alcohol freely while swaying over and back to your favourite songs.

If you want to drink alcohol you have to go to specially designated areas away from the festival grounds where you can only get one drink at a time. Sneaking in drink is not an option either as there is security everywhere and you are searched multiple times while entering the festival.

It seems the music is second priority for not all but many who attend Coachella, and it is more about posting on social media platforms showing “look at how much fun we are having” than actually having any fun.

Celebrities are there to be photographed by paparazzi and bloggers are there to be noticed or photographed by fashion magazines and style blogs.

The hope to pop up in a magazine under “Coachella style” certainly comes at a price – over $500 dollars to be exact – and that's just for the ticket.

Coachella seems to not be a music festival in the real sense of the word, where care free people come together in the mud to celebrate music, but only acts like one. Coachella provides a festival- like experience but without the reality.

Many bloggers make the money back on the ticket by wearing sponsored clothes, and working with co-operations which may make some a profit.

Festivals are usually a fun experience, however Coachella seems to be more about endless hashtags and pictures being uploaded onto Instagram – almost like an assignment.

If you are going to Coachella to catch a glimpse of some famous celebs, forget about it.

Most of the time celebrities don’t even go to the actual festival but chill out at Lacoste and Mulberry pool parties instead in secret locations nearby.

While everyone is moaning about how jealous they are about not getting to attend Coachella, it seems that it is a festival to show off and build a following as opposed to what the reality of a festival is.

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Whether we need some motivation to get this "beach bod" or just feel like scrolling through beautiful plates and fitness inspo, health-related content is one of our guilty pleasures on the gram.

While we don't condone unrealistic images and extreme crash diets, we do like to see some lovely ladies working hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle and spread some positive vibes. 

To help you refresh your feed with some great relatable content, here are some of our favourite health influencers of late.  

Lee from America

 

i wish i could say i’ve been waking up at 5:30am for meditation and morning hikes my entire adult life, but that would be a lie. today on the blog, i’m sharing my personal story about my dark past with alcohol, partying, and how i ended the addictive cycle before it ended me. alcohol, drugs, and partying are an acceptable part of our youth culture. we are just ‘getting it out of our system’ and ‘living life to the fullest!’ and while that was true for me at first, it became another way for me to numb myself and it spiraled out of control and drove me down a dark lonely path of self-sabotage. when leaving a life of partying and alcohol behind, it can be extremely isolating trying to make new friends who have similar interests, especially in a new city. in the blog post, i share how i formed a new community of like-minded people who supported me and shared similar interests. i also share some tips for navigating the dating world when #sobercurious, how to own your choices and overcome the “peer pressure” we can feel when saying NO. knowing whats best for you and your body is empowering. let your choices uplift you and set you free. link is in bio  #sobercurious #leefromamerica

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With her gorgeous smile and her bubbly personality, Lee Tilghman will give you loads of positive vibes if you follow her on the gram. 

Based in Los Angeles, the recipe developer is passionate about helping women find the confidence to make healthy choices and feel empowered to live their best lives. And we just want to be her friend!

Clemfoodie

For daily healthy cooking inspo, Clémentine's feed is the place to go.

While super pretty, the plates she makes are actually quite easy to make at home and we love her fuss-free colourful style. 

cleaneatsbytay

A college student in NYC, Tayler  McKellop started sharing her daily plant-based meals and recipes to inspire others to make healthier choices.

We love the beautiful bowls and decadent smoothies she posts on her page!

frommybowl

 

Casually chillin in a window like  I recently realized that my 2 year yoga-versary is coming up! And by that I mean I’ve been consistently practicing yoga daily for almost 2 years  When I first did yoga I thought it was boring…oh how times have changed! Now I look forward to my practice every day and honestly feel like the day is not complete without a little mat time  I practice at home 6/7 days a week (mostly doing @bananablondie108’s videos), and go to a studio for a class on the weekends. Michelle (@bananablondie108) and I are actually going to be filming a YOGA Q&A video together next week, so if you have any topics you’d like us to cover, please leave them below!  //: @beyondyoga from @yogaoutlet + : @cocomichele_ #FromMyBowl #YogaSideEffects

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Based in Miami, Caitlin Shoemaker is a vegan recipe developer and tbh, her glowing skin and gorgeous food photos could convince us to take the plunge! 

Her YouTube channel offers loads of inspiration for easy vegan budget-friendly recipes. 

sarahs_day

 

It’s weeks like this that I realise how much I love cooking and being in my own kitchen! #domesticprincess #missyou I mentioned/warned you guys that these next three weeks were going to be INSANE for me! I’m trying my hardest to keep you in the loop and keep you up to date with my eBook, meet up, fruit & nut mix launch on Monday, activewear restock, YouTube uploads, protein balls news and more so I haven’t even had time to grocery shop, let alone cook! SOOO I’ve pretty much become a master at ordering takeout and grabbing meals on the go. I usually always go for some kind of dense salad or nourish bowl. I make sure there’s some nice, healthy fats in there like avocado, nuts and seeds, as well as loads of veggies!! Sometimes I get boiled eggs, chicken or salmon and other times I’ll gravitate towards vegan falafels, chickpeas and lentils. I don’t restrict myself, and I try to keep my diet as colourful as possible!! While I’m feeling really time poor and exhausted right now, I’m genuinely so excited and blown away by everything that’s going on! I can’t wait to share some really REALLY exciting news with you. Stay tuned sissys. BIG things coming!!

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Sarah Stevenson has been sharing her tips and tricks on fitness, health and wellbeing since 2013.

The Australian influencer follows a paleo diet but we love her relaxed attitude towards food.

madalingiorgetta

Another beauty from Down Under, Madalin  Giorgetta is certified personal trainer with a passion for lifting.

Her gym clothes selfies will seriously make you want to hit the treadmill and pull some heavy weight! 

thefoodmedic

Born and bred in Co Louth, Dr Hazel Wallace has gained a huge Instagram following with her sensible approach to nutrition and fitness. 

With a second book hitting the shelves this week, Hazel is on a mission to help us feed ourselves with easy recipes and forget all about crash diets.

zannavandijk

A great mix of pretty plates and fitness inspo, Zanna van Dijk's Instagram page is all about body positivity and fun vibes.

We can understand why Adidas chose her as their global ambassador!

Also, don't miss her podcast Fit & Fearless, where she discusses all things fitness from eating disorders and lifting weights through to body confidence and cardio. 

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This week it was alleged that online media publication PopSugar stole and repurposed 'millions' of pieces of content created by independent bloggers. 

The content in question was uploaded by each individual blogger  with corresponding affiliate links through LIKEtoKNOW.it and RewardStyle, programmes which allow bloggers to make a small commission when users click through their content and purchase an item through the apps. 

According to Fashionista, it is claimed that PopSugar removed the affiliate links from the content, and re-uploaded them to the site using new links through which PopSugar made a profit. 

'As an influencer myself, I am fully aware of the investment required to create original content and it was disappointing to see more than 1,800 of my personal images displayed on PopSugar.com, stripped of all RewardStyle commissionable links and instead monetized by ShopStyle affiliate links,' RewardStyle Co-Founder and President Amber Venz Box told Fashionista

'Our legal team continues to review the matter and we will circulate updated communications once we're able.'

Some bloggers are claiming copyright infringement for the use of the images without consent, and others are voicing their disgust at the repurposing of the content for profit. 

Both PopSugar and ShopStyle have responded to the allegations. 

ShopStyle released a statement, saying: 'We are conducting a thorough investigation.'

'As part of the investigation, PopSugar's ability to create ShopStyle links has been disabled effective immediately.'

PopSugar CEO Brain Sugar responded with a statement via Twitter yesterday evening.

He claims that the shopable programme was a tool used internally within the company to analyse blogger fashion trend. 

He said that the tool was mistakenly available to the public, and that they made a total of $2,695.00 through the links. 

Sugar wrote that PopSugar will be reimbursing the profit to the bloggers who earned the money through the use of their content, before apologising for the incident.  

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Suzanne Jackson has broken her silence following the recent controversy surrounding the authenticity Irish bloggers.

Earlier this month, anonymous Instagram account @bullshitcallerouter accused some of Ireland's top influencers of misleading their followers through the use of filters and photoshop.

The page, which attracted thousands of followers overnight, caused quite the stir online and prompted a number of influencers to rally together to create a campaign against online bullying.

In an emotional statement posted to Instagram last night, Suzanne said she felt compelled to address the issue after she and her family were left distressed after false accusations began appearing online.

"I am a firm believer in remaining positive and not letting myself be affected by negativity," the statement begins.

 

Hey guys, I am a firm believer in remaining positive and not letting myself be affected by negativity. On this occasion, I feel I have to speak out for myself and reassure you, the true, supportive caring followers, that a lot of what is been written and posted online is untrue. Unfortunately being in the public eye, it has its ups and downs which I accept. You take the good with the bad. But I will not allow people to force untrue information onto my followers. It’s not only extremely upsetting for me but also my family and team. I love knowing that I inspire people daily and for that reason I want to share with you that sometimes the testing situations will arise. And like me, you have to power through. Thank you to those who believe in me, my products and brands. Sue x

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"On this occasion, I feel I have to speak out for myself and reassure you, the true, supportive caring followers, that a lot of what is been written or posted online is untrue.

"Unfortunately being in the public eye, it has its ups and downs which I accept. You take the good with the bad. But I will not allow people to force untrue information onto my followers. It’s not only extremely upsetting for me but also my family and team."

 

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Known to her followers as SoSueMe, the beauty and lifestyle blogger thanked her loyal supporters for their kind messages over the past few weeks.

"I love knowing that I inspire people daily and for that reason I want to share with you that sometimes the testing situations will arise.

"And like me, you have to power through. Thank you to those who believe in me, my products and brands."

The response to the heartfelt post has been largely positive so far with many users taking the opportunity to offer messages of support for the online star.

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Yesterday, it was reported that some of Ireland's biggest bloggers were taking part in a New York-based reality show Making it in Manhattan. 

The show, which is being made for RTE Player,  is set to feature six episodes, and rumours were swirling that NYC mega-blogger Erika Fox and Ireland-based Louise Cooney had been cast in the show. 

Both Erika and Louise have since taken to Snapchat to say that it is not confirmed that they will be taking part in the show. 

'There are some articles in the Irish media today…about a show,' said Erika. 

'There's talks about this show happening that me and some of the girls and Kaelin are going to be in, and they're saying it's definitely happening but it's not confirmed,' she said. 

'I had one meeting, I'd say about six months ago, with them about the whole thing, they ran the idea by me but I haven't signed up for it.'

'So nothing is confirmed.'

Louise Cooney also took to the social media site to tell fans that she was not moving to NYC to shoot the show. 

The blogger told her followers that she had been receiving a few snaps from people questioning her about the show. 

'I just wanted to come on and mention about an article that was posted online today because I've got a few snaps about it, I am not moving to New York anytime soon,' she said.

 

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So whether or not the influencers will actually be in the Making it in Manhattan show remains to be seen, but we're hoping they get confirmed for it ASAP!

Until then, we'll have to stick to creeping on their OOTD Instagram snaps.

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It's supposedly going to be a mix of Sex And The City and The Hills.

Yep, some of Ireland's biggest bloggers are going to take part in a New York-based reality show.

Making It In Manhattan will feature Erika Fox, the woman behind Retro Flame, as she navigates life in NYC.

RTÉ is apparently trying to target a millennial audience with an "aspirational series", which will also include blogger, Louise Cooney.

The influencers will be filmed as they make their way around one of the biggest fashion and beauty industries the world has to offer.

According to The Herald, "This show is an ultimate feel-good, guilty pleasure.

 

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"Follow the cast as they adorn some of Manhattan's most glamorous locations for both work and pleasure."

The show will air exclusively on RTÉ Player and will be a six-part series.

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Clear your weekend schedule, because there is an event coming up on Saturday that all hopeful bloggers need to attend.

Blogger Conf is coming to Dublin on May 20 in the Mansion House Hotel, and the speakers will be spilling the secrets of a difficult to crack industry. 

Whether you're a blogger, love social media, work in advertising, digital marketing, media or PR, this event is a must-see.

 

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With an agenda that reads like a who's who of the blogging, influencing and digital media world, it's not to be missed.

The scheduled talks address many hugely important aspects about blogging that some people don't consider when kicking off their influencer careers.

Things like copyright and defamation, legalities for the digital space, blog security and increasing brand strength will all be covered, and that's just before lunch. 

 

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Other speakers include Instagram star Eimear Varian Barry, Conn Ó Muíneacháin of Blacknight Solutions, Jenny Taaffe, the CEO of iZest Marketing, Youtuber Rob Lipsett and Sue Jordan of It's Cherry Sue will all be on hand to share their stories, insights, top tips and advice with attendees, along with many more. 

They will be sharing helpful insights into how they have grown their brands across various social media platforms. 

 

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There are still a few tickets left for the conference, which you can find here if you want to head along to the event. 

Tickets are €80.00, and the conference includes a jam packed goody bag and access to networking drinks at 37 Dawson Street.

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Blogging has become one of the most covetable careers in the modern world, but it's not all about schmoozing at press days and taking pretty flat lays. 

Bloggerconf 2017 is in the works, and as Ireland's leading conference for bloggers, influencers and digital creatives, it's a must-do for those hoping to improve their content and meet other like minded creatives. 

 

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The conference gives up-and-coming bloggers the chance to chat and mingle with established industry professionals, and it gives aspiring influencers the chance to connect with one another in the real world.

There will be a menagerie of successful online stars who will be giving talks on the day, and if last year's conference is anything to go by, there will be some seriously interesting topics covered.  

Instagram star Eimear Varian Barry, Conn Ó Muíneacháin of Blacknight Solutions, Jenny Taaffe, the CEO of iZest Marketing, Youtuber Rob Lipsett and Sue Jordan of It's Cherry Sue will all be on hand to share their stories, insights, top tips and advice with attendees, along with many more. 

There will even be a video master class with Simeon Quarrie of Vivida for budding YouTube stars. 

The event is the perfect chance to take your digital presence to the next level, and connect with fellow micro influencers. 

The conference will kick off at 9am on Saturday, May 20, in the Round Room of the Mansion House, Dublin

 

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The event is sponsored by some massive names like BMW, Blacknight, Revive Active, Listerine, Neutrogena, WetnWild Makeup, JustEat and Click and Go, so it's definitely not to be missed.

Tickets are available from www.bloggerconf.com for €70 plus booking fee, which includes a blogger lunch and well stocked goodie bag. 

Luckily for any upcoming bloggers, we have a special discount code 'SHEMAZING' worth €10.00 off your ticket

Oh, and while we have you; don't forget to have your say in the inaugural SHEmazing Awards this May! It's time to vote, and you can do it right here!

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