Editor-in-Chief of HELLO! magazine and GWG Awards 2019 judge tells us what she gets up to online.

Rosie Nixon is Editor-in-Chief of HELLO! magazine, where she has worked for the past eleven years. She was awarded Editor of the Year (celebrity and entertainment) by the British Society of Magazine Editor's in 2017. Rosie has worked in the magazine industry for twenty years and previously held senior positions at glossy women's titles including Grazia, Glamour and Red. Rosie is the author of two novels The Stylist and Amber Green Takes Manhattan. The Stylist is currently in development as a Hollywood movie.

We are delighted that Rosie is joining this year's judging panel and we asked her what she's looking for in a winning site or app...and she had this to say, 'Filling a gap in the market, a slick user experience and innovation.'

Keep up with Rosie's busy life on Instagram, @rosiejnixon. Here Rosie gives us an insight into what she gets up to on the web.


My favourite website… hellomagazine.com - I'm so proud of what our digital team have achieved taking our beloved print brand online. It keeps me up-to-date with Royal news.

My favourite app… Shazam - It feels like a mini miracle each time. Discovering great music is one of my biggest pleasures.

My blog of choice… I tend not to read them regularly, although I did enjoy updates from the UnMumsy Mum when I was on maternity leave – it made the chaos and sleep-deprivation in my house seem normal. I'm a big believer that we need to share the realness of life, and try to laugh when we might otherwise cry.

My internet hero… Reshma Saujani - The founder of tech organisation Girls Who Code, which supports and encourages girls to enter the digital technology world. Her latest book Brave Not Perfect' is a fantastically inspiring read about how to achieve more by fearing less.

My favourite podcasts... Fearne Cotton's Happy Place, which is insightful and positive. I love catching up on Woman's Hour, and my sister recently put me onto Janet Lansbury's wonderfully reassuring UnRuffled podcast about respectful parenting.

My most recent buy online… A pair of white-heeled pixie boots from The Outnet - I find their designer sales difficult to resist.

Book just downloaded/ read… David Nicholls' Sweet Sorrow. - It's so beautifully written and nostalgic. I loved listening to Michelle Obama tell her story too, through the Audible app, there is something powerful about listening to a book told by its author.

Favourite tweeter… News channels, I tend to use Twitter for keeping up to the minute with breaking stories.

Favourite instagrammer… My friends and family are my go-to accounts on Instagram. It's a great way to keep up to speed with people you might not see regularly. I'd be lost without it!

Social media allowed me to meet… I've become friends with a number of famous people initially over social media in the course of my role at HELLO! It's a great way to understand someone's outlook and passions, and to develop a friendship before you meet IRL.

Standout online memory... It's always exciting to reveal the cover for one of my new books or a new issue of HELLO! online and see the reaction online. And I absolutely love being tagged in images of my books online. Becoming a published author is one of my proudest achievements.

My pet hate online... Trolls. There is no need to be unkind, ever.

My advice to an aspiring author... Start today. Write about what you know, and write without fear.

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