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Hannah Gale is a beauty and lifestyle influencer and partly what one would call model. She found success in blogging and vlogging writing and talking about contents that meet global demand.
At the moment, Hannah Gale is no longer on the internet. She quit the internet some months ago. At the time she deleted almost every trace of her existence on the internet, she had over 87,300 followers on Instagram. That’s higher than ListAwe.com‘s current monthly hits.
Before we go into the sad story of why Hannah Gale quit the internet that made her so popular, let us talk about how her success story.
Hannah Gale graduated from Kingston University way back in 2011. At the time she graduated, there was a recession and the print industry, something journalism was heavily reliant on at the time, was massively declining.
When it became increasingly frustrating and difficult to get a job in the sort of journalism she was taught in the university, Hannah Gale became an estate agent. According to her, she didn’t really enjoy her experience in the field. It was so different from her passion.
When Hannah Gale noticed the inclination of journalism towards the internet, she developed herself in the field.
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Her success in this new style of journalism was almost unbelievable. Gale later worked as a senior reporter at Metro.co.uk. She was also appointed the Digital Content Editor for three of UK’s top magazine; LOOK, Instyle and Marie Claire. She achieved all these before she became 25. That’s impressive!
Sometime later, Gale willingly quitted full-time journalism in favour of pouring all her effort and time into a self-owned fashion and beauty blog she named after herself.
“I’ve had about six blogs in total, most of them started whilst at university.”
Back in school, Gale recalled that they created blogs as one of their modules. No one really took interest in keeping it up and running at the time, mostly because they had no idea how profitable blogging could become at the time.
At the height of its influence, Hannah Gale’s blog posts (currently deleted) and vlog posts were getting no fewer than HALF A MILLION HITS PER MONTH.
Gale started with a free WordPress account. At the time, the blog had just a plain white theme.
Gale focused on listicles and content that met a global demand to ensure she stood out. At the time she started blogging, there was a lot of competition and the industry was heavily saturated. Gale noted that most blogs at the time focused on making reviews and style photos.
“I try and make my contents a bit more wordy with lists and deeper posts that make you think.“I don’t try and be anything I’m not and I open up a lot with my readers. It is the whole being so open with my emotions and thoughts in my head that makes my readers relate to me and my content.“
Hannah Gale also cited the presence of online trolls as a battle every blogger will deal with. In fact, it was partly because of online trolls that Hannah Gale QUITTED THE INTERNET.
There were numerous factors behind her somewhat shocking exit from the internet but what was believed to be the trigger was a racist slur she used in a 2013 blog post.
It wasn’t long before comments relating to this began to appear under her Instagram posts. There was a big demand for the post to be taken down. Followers had brought up this issue before and some claimed they sent her messages in her DM.
Hannah Gale claimed she didn’t see any of the messages. As a blogger and influencer who have been in the game for a while, she had learned to ignore comments on blog posts and Instagram DMs as these were often filled with unpleasant words from online trolls.
Tattle Life, an online forum site with an inclination to discussions centred around celebrities and influencers was where many anonymous users trolled her the most. Everything she did was gossiped about; from her family to even her items of clothing. Lies about her became to be accepted as facts.
When comments wishing for the harm of her unborn child and herself at that time got to Gale, she made the decision to quit blogging: her livelihood. She also deleted her social media accounts. A career she built for seven years hit the self destruct button in a matter of months.
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