CTRL, ALT, DELETE Podcast: Episode 2 with Zoella
HOORAY it’s time for me to share the second episode of my new podcast with the QUEEN of YouTube: Zoe Sugg aka Zoella
I first discovered Zoe’s blog and YouTube channel in around 2011 and I loved her personality straight away. She was confident, sassy and smart and I just enjoyed having her chatting away in the background while I did my make-up or chilled out in bed on a Sunday night. In 2012, Zoe posted a video called “Dealing with panic attacks and anxiety” (which now has 3.5 million views) and my respect for her grew and grew.
In my opinion, Zoe is a fascinating 26-year-old #girlboss running her own online empire. She launched her YouTube channel back in 2009 and started connecting with other people and uploading “hauls” anyone who might want to watch it. Fast-forward 7 years later and she has 10 million subscribers, three best-selling GIRL ONLINE books under her belt and her own range of beauty products and a LOT of awards.
We chatted at her Brighton home about all sorts of things: work, life, switching off, working for yourself and busting the myth of what a “proper job” is. Every time I speak to her I find her inspiring, interesting and incredibly incredibly down-to-earth. Hope you enjoy!
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