Flippin’ Crikey, I’m An Influencer like Kirstie Allsopp, Fearne Cotton, Kelly Hoppen and Savile Row tailor/TV presenter Patrick Grant – Wait, WHAT?!

February 7, 2019 — 39 Comments

So, a little surprise that popped up recently was a lovely email from Angela Sara West, a freelance journalist, that was writing an article for Craft Business magazine…

Angela’s email began by explaining the purpose of the contact.

“I’m writing an article on the biggest craft influencers of 2018 for Craft Business magazine…”

Ok, I know Craft Business magazine, it’s the UK’s largest-circulated trade magazine for the craft industry.

I also know the word biggest. When linked with me it usually accompanies phrases like, “…idiot in the room” or “…bum” or, oh wait, I probably can’t say that last one.

But, what is this “influencer” thing?

So, apparently, this means that I, or perhaps the stuff that I shove on this blog, has had an impact – been noticed and engaged with – by other people that are interested in the same thing.

So that’s pretty awesome.

Linking all of those things together though made my head melt.

The UK’s largest-circulated trade magazine for the craft industry has selected me as one of 2018’s 25 biggest influencers and put me mush in their publication!!!

Yoinks!

But hey, check out some of the other names in the list – Kirstie Allsopp, Fearne Cotton, Kelly Hoppen and Savile Row tailor/TV presenter Patrick Grant!

Blimey! I must have done something good to get on that list for sure!

Anyway, it’s time for me to de-puff my chest, stop my head from expanding, pocket the moment and crack on but before I do, many thanks to Angela Sara West & Craft Business for the feature and thanks AGAIN to you lot for reading this wee blog.

Exciting eh?!

J :)

39 responses to Flippin’ Crikey, I’m An Influencer like Kirstie Allsopp, Fearne Cotton, Kelly Hoppen and Savile Row tailor/TV presenter Patrick Grant – Wait, WHAT?!

  1. 

    Your are reaping the rewards for all your hard work and dedication to your skill in all things craftiness. Enjoy it is well deserved well done 👏

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  2. 
    pamela mainwaring February 8, 2019 at 11:31 am

    yaaaaaaaaaaaa at last you deserve it after all your hard work xxxxx we all appreciate you thank you john xxx and that was all done as I said just being you xxx lots of hugs

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  3. 

    That’s brilliant John, well done and well deserved too you are an inspiration to us crafters x

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  4. 

    Congratulations John. Agree with everything everyone has said.

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  5. 

    Brilliant John and very well deserved, take the praise and enjoy it, we all love you x

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  6. 

    And so they should! You well deserve this. I bet the others don’t have such a following of crafters waiting for your next articles with baited breath…..and love! Congratulate yourself John
    You all well up there, and I would say better than, those other names. Well done! 👏💗👍

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  7. 

    All I can say is “About time!!” You should be so proud of what you do and of all those you have encouraged to craft along the way. Well done John!

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  8. 

    Oh WELL DONE YOU
    it’s truly well deserved John you do inspire me and also in your very relaxed easy way teach all of us all sorts of different techniques I love to read your blog and watch your videos onwards and upwards Mr Bloodworth have a crackin year its all looking good so far x

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  9. 

    Hi John a well deserved acknowledgement of the wonderful knowledge, ideas
    and inspiration you put out there and the many hours you must put in to get those ideas out there.
    Not to mention your posts which puts a big smile on my face and I’m sure many more faces.
    Well done. I’m sure craft and your input have kept my sanity intact. Karen x

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  10. 

    Congratulations John, what a fabulous surprise :)

    Liked by 1 person

  11. 

    Congratulations! A well deserved recognition. Here’s to many more.🥂

    Liked by 1 person

  12. 

    Well done you, you deserve it, you put a lot of work and time and patience and love into what you do.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. 
    Elozabeth Merriott February 7, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    Oh Well Done John you so deserve this recognition.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. 

    Very well done, John. What would we do without your advice and inspiration! xxx

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  15. 

    Well earned wonderful man enjoy your moment I am sure there will be more to come x

    Liked by 1 person

  16. 

    Congratulations John and very well deserved. It must be such a great feeling knowing that all your hard work and dedication to helping everyone discover the joy of crafting has been recognised. Great news.

    Liked by 1 person

  17. 

    Well done John!! Thoroughly deserved!! Mx😉

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  18. 

    Well done John you deserve it.xxx

    Liked by 1 person

  19. 
    Sylvia Yeomanson February 7, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    I am so pleased for you John – you deserve it x

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  20. 

    This is great news, congratulations!

    Liked by 1 person

  21. 

    Well done John, well deserved recognition – onwards and upwards! Keep it up, so many people have learnt so much from you, you are an inspiration to us all.

    Liked by 1 person

  22. 

    Well done Jon, well deserved recognition – onwards and upwards! Keep it up, so many people have learnt so much from you, you are an inspiration to us all.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. 
    Margaret McCormack February 7, 2019 at 11:27 am

    Congratulations John. Well deserved. You are an inspiration to me and I am sure many others x

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  24. 

    Congratulations and well done and very well deserved x

    Liked by 1 person

  25. 

    Such a well deserved accolade John. I am often under your influence … or wait, should that be ‘the’ influence … Seriously though, Congrats! Clare x

    Liked by 1 person

  26. 

    Good on you John, it’s as it should be, you’ve taught us so much x

    Liked by 1 person

  27. 

    Great John, well done and well deserved. Your blog is wonderful to read, your examples are always awesome and you explanation and videos are great! Thank you!😍❤️

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  28. 
    Lorraine Mauchline February 7, 2019 at 9:34 am

    Congratulations John well deserved you have been amazing with the help in the scan n cut area alone so a big thank you for that. Keep up the amazing work xx

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  29. 

    Well done John you are an inspiration to many crafters both young and old (like me). I look forward to you emails every week and you have a special folder under my in box so I can always go back and check things. It’s because of you that I got into digital crafting with scan n cut. I have the CM700 and m now the proud owner of a DX as well although I have yet to explore that as I am also trying to keep an unruly cockapoo of nearly six months under control as wel, no mean feat I can tell you!.
    Keep up the good work you deserve to be up with the best

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  30. 
    PAULINE SIMMONDS February 7, 2019 at 9:25 am

    Well done John xx

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  31. 

    Very well deserved!!

    Liked by 1 person

  32. 

    We, your fans – yes you have those too, have known you are an influencer for years! Well done. Thank you for all you do xxx

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  33. 

    Well deserved John xx

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  34. 

    Congratulations brilliant John…so deserved , more so than a lot of others on that list. Xx

    Liked by 1 person

  35. 

    Congratulations John! It must be great to hear the professionals say what we’ve been saying all along – that you encourage, help and inspire others! Well done! Liz X

    Liked by 1 person

  36. 

    I think you have been a great influence on people crafting John, I for one would probably have put my scanncut in the garage with all other unused stuff ,but following your tuts I
    have got more confident and use it quite a lot .I look forward to seeing all the diverse crafts you try. I think any praise you receive ,is more than well deserved .
    carole wood

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  37. 

    That’s wonderful John, and so well deserved. You’ve influenced me and many others, over and over. You work so hard, it’s great to get recognition for it. I know it won’t make you sleep at night, but it might help a little. xx

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  38. 

    Well done John, you totally deserve the recognition for all the help & advice (& laughs) you supply for free!

    Liked by 1 person

  39. 

    Well deserved John :)

    Liked by 1 person

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