Europe’s Best Bloggers

Discover some of the most successful Bloggers in different European countries and why their blogs stand out through the professional web design and blog feature analysis and ratings brought to you by UK web designer Design.nu.

Top UK bloggers

 

Zoe Sugg

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  • Twitter – 198k Followers
  • Facebook – 1402 Likes
  • Instagram – 9.1m Followers

Zoella covers all lifestyle topics from styling, beauty and shopping, among others regularly lined up on her blog and YouTube Channel. She has amassed millions of followers and has turned her name into a brand, selling beauty products on her blog via the “Shop Zoella” section where fans can also purchase her books, accessories and more. 

Richard Branson

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  • Twitter – 12m Followers
  • Facebook – 3.2m Likes
  • Instagram – 4.3m Followers

Richard Branson is a successful UK entrepreneur and the owner of Virgin. What you may not be aware of is that he has a personal blog where he shares business secrets and messages with readers while also showing his private side as a family man with is children’s blogs also featured who are themselves entrepreneurs. All his companies are listed and his blog articles are mostly related to his business activities.

Top Swiss bloggers

 

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Beatrice Lessi

Beatrice Lessi Swiss top blogger
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  • Facebook – 92.7k Likes
  • Instagram – 16.9k Followers

Beatrice is a Swiss Lifestyle blogger and founder of Ask The Monsters, which focuses on lifestyle, fashion, and travel. She has worked hard to grow her blog and her networking prowess are second to none. She single-handedly built a business from scratch with the help of her online presence and has collected a few awards too. 

Dimitri Burkhard

Dimitri Burkhard Swiss top blogger
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  • Twitter – 11.4k Followers
  • Facebook – 26.7k Likes
  • Instagram – 15.3k Followers

Dimitri Burkhard is the founder of Newly Swissed, where he passionately covers his travel adventures as a member of the Swiss Travel Writers Club. He also loves discovering trends in architectural design, start-ups and tourism. Newly Swissed is a digital entertainment blogzine covering topics related to design, events, tourism and culture in Switzerland, which was first started in 2010 and has continued to grow successfully.

Top Italian bloggers

 

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Mariano Di Vaio

Mariano Di Vaio top Italian blogger
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  • Twitter – 120.5k Followers
  • Facebook – 3m Likes
  • Instagram – 6.1m Followers

Mariano Di Vaio is a top Italian fashion blogger serving the hottest trends in men’s style and fashion on his blog MDV Style, which covers beauty, lifestyle, travel, fitness and accessories for men. Mariano has been a brand-ambassador for designer brands like Maserati, Hugo Boss, and Omega SA. He has also launched his own collection of shoes, line of jewellery and eyewear, which turned him into an entrepreneur.

Chiara Ferragni

Chiara Ferragni top Italian blogger
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  • Facebook – 1.2m Likes
  • Instagram – 805k Followers

Chiara Ferragni is a top Italian fashion blogger with her popular blog The Blonde Salad, which covers lifestyle, fashion and trends, with the main aim of encouraging and inspiring people to recreate amazing styles through shared products and recommendations. Chiara has collaborated with major fashion brands in Italy, and even international brands, like Tod’s and Pantene. She was also recognised in Forbes Magazine, which undoubtedly puts her among the top influencers in the Italian fashion scene and all over Europe.

Top French bloggers

 

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Jeanne Damas

Jeanne Damas top French blogger
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  • Instagram – 1.2m Followers

Jeanne Damas is a French fashion influencer sharing her own unique sense of style. Through her own fashion recommendations and lines, including e-shop Rouje Paris which has almost everything a fashionista will ever wish for from skirts to jackets, blouses and other fashion accessories, she has become a popular fashion trendsetter in France.

Vanessa Grall

Vanessa Grall top French blogger
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  • Twitter – 16.7k Followers
  • Facebook – 918k Likes
  • Instagram – 82.6k Followers

Vanessa Grall is half French/half American but was raised in London. She has been living in Paris now for over 8 years, and her blog Messy Nessy Chic Blog shares her journeys with insider tips to enjoy Paris like a local, insights into inspiring artwork, and somewhat comedic therapy.

Top Dutch bloggers

 

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Negin Mirsalehi

Negin Mirsalehi top Dutch blogger
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  • Twitter – 6.2k Followers
  • Facebook – 171k Likes
  • Instagram – 5.6m Followers

Negin Mirsalehi founded her popular blog in 2012, where she chronicles her insider beauty, lifestyle and travels tips. She was awarded ‘Best New Media Talent’ by Marie Claire Prix de la Mode, and is one of the Netherlands top Instagram influencers with over 5 million followers.

Abuzer van Leeuwen

Abuzer van Leeuwen top Dutch blogger
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  • Twitter – 5.6k Followers
  • Facebook – 64k Likes
  • Instagram – 13.4k Followers

Abuzer van Leeuwen is the founder of DutchReview, a successful blog that covers topics for expats and Dutch people with a rather foreign taste, or internationalists with a Dutch taste, and perhaps anything else involving Dutchness and Dutch culture. The blog focuses on a mixture of Dutch culture, history, politics, opinions, and lifestyle with a humorous twist.

 

Top German bloggers

 

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Vitaly Friedman

Vitaly Friedman top German blogger
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  • Twitter – 984k Followers
  • Instagram – 5.7k Followers

Vitaly Friedman from Freiburg near the black forest, is the editor-in-chief & co-founder of Smashing Magazine, an online blogzine for professional Web Designers and Developers. He started Smashing Magazine in 2006, after he himself got into web design to share his passion for the industry. His blog has turned into a successful online magazine that has consistently held the number 1 position in the top German bloggers’ list.

Markus Beckedahl

Markus Beckedahl top German blogger
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  • Twitter – 405k Followers
  • Instagram – 7.5k Followers

Markus Beckedahl is the founder of Netzpolitik.org, one of the most known media outlets on digital rights issues in Germany. The blog was founded in 2002 and specializes in political and legal news with currently over 30 contributors. Markus is also one of the founders of re:publica, and hugely fond of the internet and all the regulations required to make it a safer place. 

 

Top Russian bloggers

 

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Natasha Kravchuk

Natasha Kravchuk top Russian blogger
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  • Facebook – 5.2m Likes
  • Instagram – 301k Followers

Natasha Kravchuk is a popular blogger behind Natasha’s Kitchen, where you can discover and fall in love with Ukrainian and Russian cooking and delicacies. She started this food blog in 2009 as a way to share favourite recipes and cultural events. It has now grown so much bigger than she could have imagined with well over 900 recipes and about 5 Million visitors per month.

Alexei Navalny

Alexei Navalny top Russian blogger
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  • Twitter – 2.1m Followers
  • Facebook – 408k Likes
  • Instagram – 889k Followers

Alexei Navalny is a lawyer, Russian political activist and blogger, who is a very prominent anti-corruption campaigner. He started his blog Navalny.com in 2008, and the blog has become an established political insider resource into Russia’s covered up image. Navalny has survived a poisoning attempt and has been arrested by the Russian government, but he is still resolute and has continued to update his blog even more frequently with the help of his team of lawyers and campaigners.

Top Latvian bloggers

 

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Kristaps Skutelis

Kristaps Skutelis top Latvian blogger
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  • Twitter – 2.5k Followers
  • Facebook – 7.4k Likes
  • Instagram – 1.6k Followers

Kristaps Skutelis runs the popular Latvian technology blog, Kursors.lv which was founded in 2014 to serve the purpose of informing the locals about the latest technology in the world and in Latvia. In addition to the regular everyday technology news, Kursors.lv also offers interesting interviews and reliable gadget reviews. In fact, no other blog in Latvia can boast of the reach and thoroughness of its device reviews!

Liga Zemture

Liga Zemture top Latvian blogger
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  • Instagram – 96.2k Followers

Liga Zemture was born in Latvia and is now travelling around the world. She studied political science, with bachelor degrees and an MBA in business. She is the author of Marble Avenues and Senior Editor in Chief of L’Officiel Baltics. She also manages some other digital marketing and fashion businesses.

All blog ratings provided by Design Nu are based on the following web design criteria:

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Design Very poor design: no
colour theme,
inconsistencies with
font size and sections
Poor design: colour
theme but lacks
originality
Satisfactory design:
consistent but
mundane colour
theme and layout
Good design: original
design showing some
creativity (i.e.
interesting choice of
colours and layout)
Excellent design:
highly creative and
original design (i.e.
beautiful colour theme
complimenting a wellthought-out layout)
Content Very poor content:
photos only and no
text
Poor content: photos
only and very little
text
Satisfactory content:
photos and some text;
small number of
topics covered
Good content: more
detailed text
illustrated with
photos; good number
of topics covered in
relation with broader
theme
Excellent content:
informative and
detailed text
illustrated with
photos; very good
number of pertinent
topics covered
Ease of Use Very poor user
experience (UX):
unclear menu; very
difficult to navigate
between different
sections/pages
Poor UX: unclear
menu; it takes longer
than it should to
navigate between
sections/pages
Satisfactory UX: fairly
easy to navigate but
menu could be
clearer
Good UX: clear
menu; easy to
navigate between
sections/pages
Excellent UX: very
clear and intuitive
menu; very easy to
navigate between
sections/pages

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