Want to blog like a pro?

Show Up Web Design has featured four of the most successful lifestyle blogs. Check them out below and learn why they have become so popular. It starts with the creativity and drive, the aesthetics and moves on to the visuals and content. Personality must come through, as you want to invite your readers into your world and keep them coming back for more!

Time to get started, here are some great ideas from around the web, to see what makes a blog a successful one, both visually and content wise. From fashion, to recipes, to makeup and more, these top four all have that extra something special. If you are wanting to start or redesign your own personal lifestyle blog, check out our latest article, Steps to Starting a WordPress Lifestyle Blog today.


Blog Purpose:  “A personal outlet to share the things I love, my inspirations, family photos and random thoughts.”

One extremely popular lifestyle blog that has turned into a full-time business and led owner James Kicinski to become a famous blogger, is the very beloved Bleubird. Her blogging prowess las led to great success and many other opportunities and ventures such as  Mother Magazine  and brick and mortar store Two Son.


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Cupcakes and Cashmere

Blog Purpose: More than a blog, Cupcakes and Cashmere is a mantra and aesthetic that celebrates the little pleasures in life. The goal of Cupcakes and Cashmere is to encourage and inspire readers through fashion, food, beauty and interior design.

The ever popular and trendy Cupcakes and Cashmere was created by Los Angeles native, Emily Schuman who had a career in the magazine world before creating her own blog to document the things she loved. One of the most popular and followed blogs, Emily has gone on to write her own book, Cupcakes and Cashmere: A Guide for Defining Your Style, Reinventing Your Space, and Entertaining with Ease.

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The Pioneer Woman

Blog tagline: From creator Ree Drummond, “I’m a desperate housewife. I live in the country. I channel Lucille Ball, Vivien Leigh, and Ethel Merman. Welcome to my frontier!”

Talk about a way to combine your passions and make an impressive career! Ree Drummond, aka The Pioneer Woman has successfully created a lifestyle blog with an interesting twist. She is a country girl far out on her family ranch and has become famous, even getting her own super successful Food Network TV Show of the same name. She has published multiple books, cookbooks and lifestyle, and uses her photography skills, and love of making great food for her endearing family. She has a way of making you feel like she is already a dear friend of yours.

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Simply Sona

Blog Tagline: When I’m not helping others learn about the world of makeup and beauty, I love to cook, travel, and spend time with my family and friends.  I love sharing these aspects of my life through photos and videos with you, in hope to inspire you the way you have inspired me to chase my dreams!

Starting as a makeup vlogger on YouTube, Sona allowed followers into her daily life and won them over! Since gaining success on YouTube, she now has a popular blog, Simply Sona, where she covers more than just makeup tutorials. She allows access to her enviable life and style by having a clean modern blog where followers can see how Sona lives through photos, recipes, how-to’s and more. Her blogging has led to contributing to national magazines. Love her site? Simply Sona uses the WordPress theme Hemlock. See below for more about Hemlock.

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