Another year has flown by and just like each year, I’m amazed at how quickly it’s gone! I honestly feel as though I’ve blinked and the whole thing just whizzed by like a film on fast forward. 2015 has seen many highlights along with a few challenges! I wanted to document these things here, mostly for myself but also as a nice recap for the blog, something a little bit more raw and “from the heart” shall we say. I did this back in 2012 and it’s one of those blog posts I love going back to read as a nice reminder of how much can change and how much I have grown as a person. I’m not very good at blowing my own trumpet, so excuse me whilst I cringe and dry heave at my keyboard for the next couple of hours! Haha.

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January started in Dorset by the beach with Alfie and his family taking long blustery walks along the coastline, chilling by crackling fires and eating all the pub food. To be completely honest January was a really hard month for me. I started the year feeling very suffocated by certain press, some other creators and just general negativity following the launch and success of my first novel. It’s very devastating to work hard on something, and for it to be twisted beyond your control and to feel as though the only thing you can do is crawl into a hole rather than try and stand up for yourself and to watch everyone else turn on you. It’s almost like it happened in slow motion and I spent a good portion of the first quarter of the year trying to find happiness online again. I contemplated stopping everything and the real irony in all of it, was that the main character in my book battled with nasty press and negativity so she decided to throw her laptop in her wardrobe and to shut everything out, and that’s exactly what I wanted to do. Although I always stress that Penny is not me, at that point in time, we were certainly sharing a lot of similarities. I felt as though the real purpose of my book had been completely buried. I wanted to shed light on real things for young teens to read through fiction. I wanted to spread awareness of anxiety, of gay teens struggling with how their parents dealt with their sexuality and hard friendships, amongst other things. Girl Online was my little piece offering to the world and I just wanted to make people feel something when they read it. As a teenager, I read so many books and learnt so much and I wanted to do the same for others, so to spend so long wishing it had never existed was completely heart breaking. Through that tough time however, I learnt who my true friends and supporters were. The people who stuck by me and supported me, the people that encouraged me to keep going and the people who offered everything they had to put a smile back on my face (you all know who you are). Although hard, January also saw me reach 7 million subscribers, a number I never believed was even achievable when I started back in 2009 and I was over the moon!

Although not really an achievement or a challenge, I decided to chop off my hair. I’d had long hair for over 7 years and I was bored with it! A couple of hours in the chair later, I felt like a new person with hair less demanding (I was so wrong, my hair is so thick that it doesn’t matter what length it is, it still takes the same amount of time to do anything with it haha). Then came meeting lot’s of you at Playlist Orlando. I decided I wanted to do something different, so laid out over 20 tables with balloons and sweets and joined each table for around 5 minutes to talk to you all. I absolutely loved it, it was so nice being able to get to know you, and so many of you got to make friends with the people on your table. Some even ordered pizza (they had it right). Since then I have done lot’s of low key meet ups throughout the year as well as my book tour! One of my favourite being my cupcake meetup, where a small handful of viewers decorated cakes with me. I love these slightly more intimate ways of getting to meet you. Having anxiety myself, meeting large amounts of people can be very daunting and often not as enjoyable as it should be, so I think through 2016 I want to try and do more casual, smaller and slightly more intimate meetups and afternoons together. Considering a lot of my audience also suffer with anxiety, it seems like a win win.

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Although I had fun in Orlando, it was certainly not easy. My anxiety seemed to have gone up a scale during the start of the year, and I was having to learn in ways I’d never learnt before in how to tackle it head on! The flight was horrendous, and I returned feeling like I’d completely failed and told myself I would never get on a flight ever again because it just didn’t feel worth it. Thankfully, after weekly sessions with my therapist (who I still speak to every week – I urge any of you who are struggling to make it your mission this year to seek some form of help. It’s hard, but totally worth it) I was able to get a flight to and from Mykonos with Alfie and his family during the summer, it wasn’t easy but I did it! The holiday itself was so lovely. You know those peaceful, tranquil places where you feel like you can completely relax, that’s Mykonos for me. I’ve been 3 times now and I’m starting to think “should we try somewhere else or stick to what we know and love” for this years holiday? Haha THE STRUGGLES! Let’s be honest, I’ll likely end up going back. More recently, on my book tour for Girl Online On Tour, I also did two flights to Edinburgh and back (whilst being delayed for 5 hours) and I DIDN’T HAVE A PANIC ATTACK! I know for most of you you’ll be going “so what? Flights are easy”, but I forget to give myself a pat on the back when I do things well, so I’m writing this here “Zoe, well done on doing those flights, see, you can do it!”.

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In September 2014, I took part in the British Bake Off For Comic Relief and in February of this year, it was aired. The Bake Off is one of my all time favourite programmes. I’ve been watching it for years and if I’m not online, I’m in the kitchen baking up a storm so when I was asked to take part for charity, I of course said yes. Standing behind my station in the bake off tent with Gok Wan to my left, Jonathan Ross in front of me and Abbey Clancy next to him I was an absolute ball of nerves. It was filmed over two days and I honestly had so much fun, beside the fact that I almost choked Mary Berry on my misery of a beach hut marble cake. I challenge anyone to attempt to make it any better than I did in 3 hours when you’re under pressure and the baking god & goddess are in the same room as you!

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Something that almost makes me want to do a happy, ugly cry whenever I think about it is my surprise birthday party that Alfie threw for me. I’ve never had a surprise like that before and I’m totally the sort of girlfriend that knows EVERYTHING that Alfie is planning or buying me for a present. I’m too much of a detective, it could be the anxiety in me and the fact I like nothing to be sprung at me out of nowhere but I did NOT see this coming and it completely shocked me. I had everyone there that I loved and I was so touched that people had travelled to be there on my birthday. Alfie had rented a room in a beautiful manor house and organised afternoon tea for all of us! Whenever I watch people jump out and shout surprise in one of the many vlogs that was filmed that day, I tear up and realise how lucky I am to have such amazing friends around me and a boyfriend who will go above and beyond to put a smile on my face.

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This year also saw Girl Online On Tour become a best selling novel and after the success of the first book I was very nervous about people enjoying the sequel. I had weekly meetings with my editor Amy for six months where we would sit planning and writing. I wanted this book to focus on Penny becoming more independent, the main storyline is encouraging young teens to follow their own journey. Far too often the “love interest” becomes the hero, but I didn’t want that. I wanted Penny to find her feet, discover the things that made her tick and overcome hurdles on her own. I wanted the book to be empowering and to remind people that things worth fighting for are never easy. Amy has been an absolute rock through 2015, she brought me back up when I felt I couldn’t do it, she encouraged me and taught me so much and became an amazing friend. I would send off my chapters and she would go through them with me, polishing off punctuation and helping me make sure everything flowed nicely and made sense. Fun fact, we actually changed who “TheRealTruth” was around 3 times before deciding on who it was. It was so much fun writing Girl Online On Tour, it’s the most rewarding thing. Once I’d finished it was like holding my baby in my hand and I actually forgot it then had to go on to be proof read and eventually be in peoples hands, that’s the scary bit. Thankfully so many of you absolutely love it, and it sold 58,000 copies in the first week!

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Other things released this year were additions to my “Zoella Beauty” products in Superdrug. The “Tutti Fruity” collection that broke records for the fastest selling collection in Superdrug (crazy), new additions to the classic collection and my Christmas collection. If someone had told me even 2 years ago that I would have my own best selling beauty range in Superdrug, I would have slapped you with a wet fish. It still astounds me every time I nip in for some concealer or deodorant and I almost have to pinch myself. More recently over Christmas, seeing how many of you opened your presents and received something from my collection made me so happy and emotional. Another crazy thing that happened this year was that myself and Alfie were asked to be wax figures in Madame Tussauds at the request of the public. FREAKING WAX FIGURES! And although slightly creepy to have been immortalised in wax and knowing I have something that is pretty much me sitting in a set up bedroom in London, it’s so damn cool. Definitely something to tell the Grandkids and hopefully putting Team Internet on the map a little more.

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I was very lucky in the fact that I got to do quite a few cool photo shoots in 2015, one of which was with one of my favourite people, Tyler Oakley for Seventeen magazine. In April of this year, I also hit 8 million subscribers, followed in September by 9 million subscribers which is completely mind blowing. I won a couple of awards, one being the Nickelodeon kids choice Award for Best Vlogger and the other was a Teen Choice Best Beauty Award. Let’s also not forget I was named FHM’s 34th Sexiest Woman in the world (laugh with me…still laughing? Yeh me too).

 

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Another personal highlight for me was attending the wedding of two of my best friends in September. It was so magical and intimate watching Tanya & Jim say their vows in front of their closest family and friends. I cried and cried and cried, then I stopped and saw someone else crying, and cried again. It was absolutely perfect and so much fun. Tanya looked incredible and seeing Jims face as she walked down the isle was one of the most precious moments. I am so incredibly happy for them and Tanya and Jim, if you’re reading this, I love you both so much and I know you’ll both make each other happy for a lifetime.

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On a little more of a fury note, Nala also turned one this year. I’ve never had a dog growing up, in fact I’ve never owned a pet larger than a guinea pig, so when Alfie and I decided to extend our little family by adding a puppy, I really didn’t know what to expect. In complete and total honesty, the first few months were REALLY hard. Nobody can quite prepare you for the fact you cannot concentrate on anything else. You’re constantly watching, waiting for them to poop or pee on the rug, hoping they won’t chew your cushions and removing every little thing found in the corner of every room from their mouths. You don’t get much sleep as you lie awake listening to your puppy cry downstairs, hoping in the morning you won’t come down to an empty bladder on her brand new bed. It changes the dynamic of your relationship, all of sudden it’s not just the two of you, there is something else you both have to look after and lie ins just don’t happen anymore. A few people told me a puppy would be a good introduction to being a parent, although I can’t compare the two, it certainly was an eye opener. That being said, I honestly cannot imagine my life without Nala now and I struggle to remember what it was like before she was in our lives. She has such a distinctive, strong character and is the most caring and beautiful little natured puppy. She of course has her mischievous moments, but I wouldn’t trade picking up her sneaky poops off the rug for anything.

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Going from Nala to blogs, not such a smooth transition there. I re-designed my blog a couple of months ago and decided I wanted to get back into it. I love my blog, but as I’ve always said for years, it’s a very love hate relationship. I find it quite hard to juggle so many different social media outlets. If I’m posting a lot on one medium, it’s likely I’ve stopped using another. I fell out of love with it, possibly because I was writing the book I just felt like I didn’t want to sit down and write this, or maybe that I was sharing so much through my vlogs I didn’t know what I could share here but I missed it. I’m really happy with it now, and last month it saw 11 million page views so I’m REALLY happy so many of you are enjoying it, and what’s even more refreshing is that I’m enjoying it so much more too. Blogging was the first I started out doing, it’s where I feel most comfortable, it’s where I feel I can write whatever I want, whenever I want.

image10I also just want to add how happy and proud of so many of my friends I am for their achievements this year also and give them all a little bit of the promo they deserve. Alfie has released Pointless Book 2 and numerous monthly merchandise including my favourite, a Nala Christmas jumper. Joe with his graphic novel “Username:Evie” and his DVD with Caspar “Hit The Road”. Louise for her book “Life with a Sprinkle of Glitter” and her 2016 diary. Anna & Jonathan with their family calendar and Anna’s incredible new necklace line. Troye with his EP “Wild” and his debut album “Blue Neighbourhood”, Tyler with his book “Binge” and his documentary “Snervous”. Joey with his incredible book “In Real Life : My Journey To A Pixelated World”. Gabby with her adorable range in Primark, Caroline with her Cult Beauty Boxes, Dan & Phil with their book “This Amazing Book is Not On Fire”, Marcus with his book “Hello Life” and teaming up with Niomi to create “Sourced Box”, Emma for landing her first book deal (so excited for it this year), Tanya for her amazing product launches & “Love, Tanya”, Jim with his Stationary line “James & Friends” & hosting numerous premieres, Poppy for launching her amazing blog, Mark for reaching 70, 000 subscribers, Connor with “A Work In Progress”, Colleen with “Selp Helf” and so many other amazing creators who have done such amazing things in 2015. Can you actually believe ALL those things were done this year? Isn’t just SO amazing. The internet is taking over, and I’m definitely okay with that.

So in a nutshell, what can I take from 2015 into 2016? I’ve learnt that press is a machine that needs to churn out something for people to read, whether its factually correct or not it doesn’t matter. Whether that’s at someone’s expense and can cause a whole host of negative effects on that person. Don’t get me wrong, there were also absolutely lovely articles amongst them, but It definitely taught me to continue to spread positivity in the way I love to do it. I don’t like to bring people down for my own benefit or for views and it opened my eyes to the nasty corners of the internet and made me happy that my little corner of the world wide web isn’t that. I can come away from my laptop at night feeling fulfilled and content with everything I have put online and knowing that I’ve made others happy, not sad. It’s something I’ve spent 6 years building up, a place of positivity, realness & mundane ramblings and this year has made me really proud of that. I’m so happy that so many of you find comfort in the things I write or say, and that’s what makes all this so worthwhile for me. All I’m doing is being me, and 2016 will be the year I care less about what others think and focus more on things that make me happy. I don’t want to feel silenced by people, or unable to express the things I feel very passionately about or unable to have a little moan every now and then. Because guess what? I am a normal human being, with normal emotions and I think that’s sometimes easily forgotten. I also learnt that no matter what others may think of you, may advise you or tell you what you should or shouldn’t be doing, it’s all down to you. Nothing and nobody else matters when it comes to the things you do or the things that make you happy. Whether that’s the content you create, the things you believe or the way you do things. I also feel like I’ve firmly solidified my friendships and I’ve come to appreciate how others make me feel. In 2016 I’ll be flushing out the people that don’t bring out the best in me or who have a negative effect on my life or wellbeing and focusing on those who make me laugh until my sides hurt. After all, life is too short for anything less. I’ll also attempt to drink more water, do squats until my bottom resembles Kim Kardashian and remove my makeup every single night, but we all know those things will roll around to 2017 too and I will probably fail miserably! Haha

In a world that can seem so crazy, I just want to thank you. Thank you for always knowing, thank you for always offering your support, thank you for reading, for watching, for commenting, writing letters, meeting me, using my beauty products, reading my books, but most importantly thank you for accepting me for me.

So here’s to another year of challenges, picking up dog poo from the rug, friends and happiness.

Love you, I really mean that xxx

  • D.xateq13

    Im SO EXCITED TO READ THIS AFTER ZOE TWEETED ABOUT IT YESTERDAY

  • Anna

    loved this so much. i hope you have an incredible 2016 zoe
    blog – http://www.getoutofmyroomblog.wordpress.com

  • Zoe you had such an amazing 2015 and you’re definitely going to have an amazing 2016! I’m so happy that you decided to not let your anxiety beat you and did something about it! You’re helping so many people by being so open about it! Congratulations on all your success! You’re such a wonderful person and you deserve all of your success and happiness! :)

    Shannon Sage

  • Lexi

    I can’t believe 2015 is over! Hope u have a great 2016 Zoe xx Lexi
    http://www.thepalepalette.blogspot.com

  • Loved this, you an your friends have achieved a lot in 2015, hope you all have an amazing 2016 :)

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  • I live with social anxiety and arrested development disorders in my early 40s. It’s all about the small steps. :-)
    —My Three Words for 2016: http://bit.ly/swb2016words

  • Romaissa

    This is so awesome <3 As a subscriber and a huge fan, I am very happy to witness all these great people achieving their goals <3 It's so inspiring and motivating! So, I can't wait for 2016 and all the challenges awaiting! <3 Much love and support for you Zoe :D

  • Kin

    I teared up reading this honestly. You have conquered quite a bit of negativity this year and for you to still come out the other end in such a positive way has been so nice to see. Thank you for being you Zoe, and I can’t wait to follow your journey as far as you will take us!
    To a wonderful 2016 x

  • Jena Cheung

    I am a relatively new follower. And Zoe, I think what you do is amazing, and when I am down or need someone to make me smile I do turn to some of my favourite YouTubers. I think your goal of removing the people in your life that don’t make your sides hurt is a very good thing. Something I am going to try too :) Happy 2016 Zoe :)

  • Chloe Bilton

    Wow! You can see how far you have come and im very proud of you Zoe. Lets see what 2016 has to offer for you :)

  • Izzy

    Absolutely loved this. I loved reading this blog, because as viewers it feels as though we have gone through those steps just as much as you had. To look back on what you have achieved in 2015 is incredible, and you should be really proud of yourself. This has been my favourite blog post you’ve ever done. Heres to 2016 – Wow.

  • I myself have joined the world of blogging this year and may even start a YouTube channel (how original haha) in 2016! I fell in love with vlogs this year, including yours and Alfie’s, during quite a dark time riddled with anxiety and depression. I have found an absolute love for the amazing platform that social media can be! Congratulations on everything in 2015 Zoe and I wish you all the best for 2016! Keep following your dreams! :D x

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      Haha me to! I used to have a channel but I felt it was going nowhere and so decided to start blogging! Who knows, if the blog goes well my channel might just return! My blog-
      http://Www.teenonlinex.wordpress.com

      • Yeh I’ve definitely heard that’s what is the best to do! YouTube is such a hard platform to crack but you’ve got to just battle on! It’ll help with youtube if you have a following from your vlog!

  • amanda beautie

    This was such a positive and lovely blog post to read, brought numerous smiles to my face! It’s amazing to see how far you have come and so lovely to read this post and look back on how lovely the year has been for you Zoe. Hope 2016 brings many new great things! Xx

    Beauty Girl

  • Nafisah Atcha

    Thinking of you and wishing you all the best for 2016! xxx

  • Katie Plunkett

    I LOVE this post 😍 It was like reliving every moment along with you all over again! Can’t wait to watch all of the amazing things I know you’ll accomplish this year. Love you Zoë x

  • Loved reading this post! You’ve had such an amazing successful year and i wish you all the happiness in the world for this one, because you really deserve it! You’re one of the reasons i started blogging and i’m so thankful to you! Would mean the absolute world if you could read my blog!xx

    http://darriyancateland.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/my-must-have-moisturisers.html

  • kiki

    You brought out a ghost written book without crediting the real author. you deserved criticism for it.

  • Caitlin

    This is beautiful Zoe and I loved the recap on the year as I myself had forgotten many of the things that happened! Thank you so much for being my internet support, and helping me get around my anxiety and depression! I really appreciate all the hard work you do for your viewers and I know that you definitely deserve that pat on the back or hug for all your hard work this year! Love you so much!

    ps. can you please try to come to Melbourne, Australia as I would love to be able to meet you in person xx

  • Hannah JV

    Zoe you brought a tear to my eye. Okay maybe you might have made me burst into tears of happiness. This post is beautiful and I am so glad you didn’t choose to leave the Internet because otherwise the Internet would have lost a precious gem. I am so very proud of you and want to thank you for everything you brought into my life in 2015: Girl Online on Tour (great and cute by the way), all your videos and vlogs and blog posts, and I tremendously want to thank you for 24daysofZoella plus Vlogmas as I could see how much work, sweat, effort and love you put into it. I hope 2016 will take on all the positivity of 2015 and lots more for you. Thank you and happy new Year!

  • bradi

    Zoe,
    I loved reading this. I have been loving your videos for years, and it seems like I’ve really gotten to know you through your many videos and blog posts. You make me SO happy. Whenever people ask me who my role models are, I say Taylor Swift (duh) and you. You’re happiness and laughter is infectious. I often go through life every day and whenever something happens or I get down, I think of you and what you would do in that situation and it helps me. You are incredibly brave & strong for going through life with anxiety. I am so excited to see you completely overcome it. Whether that be next month or in a decade, I know you can do it and I am rooting for you every step of the way! A beautiful and wonderful soul like yours shouldn’t have to deal with such a thing. Nevertheless, you so graciously share it online and you help others dealing with the same thing which I think is amazing. I hope this comment finds your but if it doesn’t, that’s okay. I just wanted to share my feelings. I’m so proud of you & everything you’ve accomplished. You inspire me daily and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for you. Hopefully I’ll get to meet you someday. (Probably when I marry Joe in which case, you’ll be in the audience. Can’t wait for that!) :) <3
    Bradi

  • gina

    ah this is nice, great to reflect on 2015.. good luck for 2016 :) thewanderlusthasgotme.blogspot.co.uk

  • matilda

    I loved this blog post so much and its made me think of what an amazing year its been in my persanol life and all the huge youtube things this year ! please keep up with your brilliant blog posts this year as well cause the flippin amamzing and well why ever not !! ive loved reading about how you’ve improved your lifestyle and got over the hate and struggling times in 2015! stay strong in 2016 and have another brilliant year or an even better one ! love you lots zoe cant wait to see what this year holds xx

  • Lily “Lilsee”

    So happy for you, Zoe. You’ve had such a great year and, even though these are your personal achievements, I take as much pride and joy in them as you do. It’s been great going on this journey with you, and I’m so excited to see what is in store for you in 2016, and I hope that we will be able to experience it alongside you. Xxx

  • Anonymous

    This is so heartfelt. It’s so astonishing that very few people this you don’t write these yourself. You are probably the only person I know that will be able to write such nice messages to everyone.

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    comment your blog so I can check it out, please?

  • Oh wow, I don’t think I’ve ever had the courage to go through such a long post, but here I am, reading every letter you typed. It’s crazy how much you and your channel have grown the past year(s), I remember I discovered your channel & subscribed before you had 1 million. I basically saw everyone of you hitting 1 million and it was the craziest thing ever. Can you believe 9 million people watch your videos? That’s just insane. But good insane. Crazy insane.

    It’s great how you help people with anxiety. I don’t suffer from it in the way that you do, for me it’s more at times when my exams are near or my project has to be handed in and I start to panic that I won’t be able to finish it in time. Relaxing is such an important thing to do for me. Last summer was the first one I had to work for school and I could never just turn my brain off for a second, although I went on holiday, it was like I hadn’t relaxed at all. I can imagine what it’s like to have random panic attacks, I do get them, but it has been a whole (knock on wood!)

    I’m so proud of you for writing your books. I hated the press so much when they started saying you didn’t write your books yourself and stuff, it just made me so angry. They obviously didn’t do their research, because if they would have watched your vlogs, they would have known you were working together with Amy, but you were still putting so much work into it yourself.

    I’m not sure if it was at the beginning of 2015 or the end of 2014 when the whole thing about paid for content, sponsored videos etc. blew up. All of a sudden the media was talking about how youtubers monetize their videos and I still read articles every week about how much the biggest youtubers make a year. Although I tried to resist it, I couldn’t help but have a slight disgust at the moment, I even watched less youtube because of everything they were saying. I looked at everything differently. I used to be your biggest fan when I first discovered you (although I’ve never been the person to fangirl over every tweet or instagram, I just watch and enjoy in silence) but I just could help but see you in a different way for a while. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to hate on you right now, I’m just trying to explain how much influence the press and media can have on individuals. Luckily I got over it now I understand the whole monetizing thing; Phew, I can just enjoy content again like I used to!

    I just turned 22 and I actually started blogging myself this year. I start to understand the whole niche a bit more now and I just enjoy creating my own content. I’m all about that make up – you were probably one of the first enablers at the time, along with Tanya Burr. I’m not quite there yet, and I can get caught up in the numbers game a bit too much sometimes. I’m so happy when I see new people follow me on bloglovin’, and I guess it’s a way of measuring how well my blog is doing. I’m so happy with 750+ followers in only 1 year. I never thought that would happen! Most important: I made a handful of actual friends over the internet that I can’t wait to meet in real life one day.

    Anyways, it’s almost as if I’m writing a blog post myself, haha, but I felt the need to react to everything you just said in the post and I totally agree with everything. So proud of everything you do, Zoe, hope 2016 will be even better for you! xxx

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog

  • Miss J

    I really loved reading this post! At first I was a bit overwhelmed by how much you wrote, but taking my time and reading it all was definitely worth it. I’m so proud of you (and all of Team Internet), you achieved so much this year! When I discovered your channel about one and a half years ago, you helped me so much because I really wasn’t feeling good at that time. So I just want to thank you, for everything you do. You deserve all the happiness in the world! I’m wishing you all the best for 2016 and I hope it’s going to be a great year again, for you and for all of us xxx

  • Della Driscoll

    Oh my Zoe this was such a heart warming, tear jerking post! As someone whose been watching your videos and reading your blog for 3/4 years now I couldn’t be more proud of you for everything you’ve achieved! I hope 2016 is another incredible year filled with endless amounts of happiness, adventures and continued with all your successes! ❤️
    http://dellalovesnutella.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Tatiana

    I’ve been watching your videos and reading your blog since 2011/2012, and all of your content, every single thing you publish, never fails to put a smile on my face. I think it’s mainly because I feel like I can relate to a lot of aspects of your character, and like I’ve found a friend online even though I’ve never actually met or spoken to you haha
    Anyway, I hope you have a wonderful new year filled with even more love and laughter- and when things get too much (sometimes they do, we’re only human!) don’t be afraid to take a little step back, it’s YOUR life!

    Happy new year!

  • Amelie lovesanimals

    You blog post almost made me cry, you are such a honest and lovely person. You have accomplished so many amazing things this year and I hope that you will do even more in 2016! I love you with all my heart and send you my best wishes! ; ) (From a French viewer that have been following you for years)

  • Maxi

    I love how you write your blog posts! They’re so inspiring and wonderful to read. Stay as you are!xx

    I-feel-useless.blogspot.de

  • This was so nice and inspiring to read! You’re doing a great job and I love your content, keep doing what you’re doing x

  • Niamh [ZS] [SJ]

    Zoe this is such an beautiful blog post. I was so proud of you in 2015 with all that you done and what you put up with, with all the press and people coming to your house. This might sound sill but in 2015 you was there for me so much and you help me understand about my anxiety a bit more. I hope in 2016 you reach all your goals you have set and you have all the happiness in the world. I can’t wait to see what you have got in line for us for 2016. Love you Zoe xxxx

  • Hannah

    What a lovely blog post Zoe. You’ve come so far this year and have achieved so much! Good luck for everything you do in 2016! xox

    ohhelloitshannah.blogspot.co.uk

  • Elhaam

    This is the best blog post ever, I loved it so much and it made me feel all kind if ways. Zoe you are such a lovely person, and dont let other people tell you otherwise, I love you and I will always be there for you xoxo Elhaam

  • You’ve done so much this year and we’re all so proud of you. If I achieve half as much in 2016 as you did in 2015, I’ll be very happy. I love that you’re staying true to yourself in 2016, and I hope you know that the people worth having around will stick by you no matter what. Keep going, we believe in you! x

    alicered.co.uk

  • Lauren

    Zoe, you’ve done so much in just a year! It’s been amazing and truly inspiring to watch you grow and achieve SO MUCH!!! Love you, and cannot wait to see your plans for 2016!

  • Annabel Hutchens

    Zoe, I am so proud of you for dealing with anxiety and for starting to realize that you shouldn’t care about what others think. I need to work on that too. It is tough to do, but we both just need to focus on what makes us happy. For the record, I think you are an amazing person that has helped so many others deal with their anxiety, their problems, their unhappiness. You have truly changed my life and I know you have changed those 9 million other lives just the same! The books you have written have inspired others to follow their hearts, and I promise you have so many people that will stick by you through thick and thin. You are an inspiration to us all….including me! I have started a blog to get things out in the open and talk about issues that I couldn’t in person. Your book let me realize what I should do and not bottle up emotions that need to be let out and I really want to thank you for that. Whether you see this post or not, I want to thank you for being you and for encouraging others to follow their hearts.

    With Love,
    Annabel

  • Emily

    I love reading your blogs! I’m so happy you’ve had such a successful 2015 and you’ll definitely have an even better 2016! I’m also very proud you didn’t let your anxiety control you and got back up when you were at a lower point in life for a while. I disagree with the press about your books, they are so amazing! I always keep rereading it, it’s very relatable about the anxiety and it has made me realize that I’m not alone in my journey through anxiety. You are such an inspiration to me and millions of other people :) Love you Zoe! xx

  • Georgia Furness

    What an absolutely wonderful blog post, Zoe. You should be so proud of all these fabulous achievements from 2015. You inspire millions to beat that moment of anxiety, to film a YouTube video, to start a blog, to dream big and to be who they really are without a care in the world. Here’s to a smashing 2016! You freakin’ go girl! xx

  • Christine Harnett

    I probably fall in the older category of your followers as I am now 30, but I admire you greatly. What you have achieved in the last 2 years that I have been watching you is outstanding and well deserved. No one can deny just how much effort you put into everything! Keep up the amazing work and although it’s hard, try to block out the negativity. Most criticism is just jealousy anyway. x

  • I was really sad at the end of 2014 when the media was publishing articles that were not true about you and your book, but I wanted to let you know that we will never stop supporting you no matter what others say about you. Wish you have an amazing 2016! ❤️

    Ermal | ermal2000.blogspot.com

  • Bori Csomai

    Zoe, thank you for being always there for us. You made my life so much happier, gave me motivation, helped me love who i am, you were a big sister to me, although we have never met in person. (we should totally change that in 2016) Through all the tough and hectic days your videos gave me happiness. It is also very good to see your success and I can’t wait to see what 2016 brings.
    This blog post was my fave so far :) ♥
    Love you
    xx
    Bori

  • Danielles Diary

    Zoe I absolutley love this, i’m so bad at reading your blog, but i really do love it! this post makes me want to cry for hours, this year i was lucky enough to meet you twice, its crazy because I am apart of a groupchat called the chumpies which i’m sure you know of, we are here supporting alfie but not only alfie the whole of Team Internet, it was so surreal for you to recognise me at jaspars premiere, its just been a crazy year and im glad we got too meet, you are just a human i’ve met the whole brit crew plus a whole load of other youtubers this year and you are just you and i love it, i’m so happy I have started my YouTube channel after wanting to for absolute years, i’ve documented my memories meeting you and everyone since august im so excited for what 2016 may bring, danielle @dailyzalfie x

  • Loved this recap, especially all the pictures! Happy new year Zoe! (:

  • evehari

    You should be so proud of everything you have achieved, I feel I have been on your journey with you for so many years now and you never fail to make me smile. All the best for 2016, keep doing what you are doing as you are wonderful

    https://evehari.wordpress.com

    xxx

  • Marta Manzano

    As my 2015 wasn’t the best year ever, I loved this blog and I now feel so positive for 2016!
    aspoonfulofgoodies.wordpress.com

  • TeenOnline xox

    So much amazing stuff has happened in the past year! It’s crazy!! Here’s to 2016 and all the future holds!! x
    Hopefully my future in 2016 will include a successful blog? I have just launched one so check it out!
    http://Www.teenonlinex.wordpress.com

  • Malaika Kamran

    Awww Zoe! I’m so glad you have enjoyed 2015 and just want to say how much I love you and how much you have helped me become a more confident person. Just keep on being you, Zoe! (Also, please do an updated makeup collection!)
    xxx

  • Eloise Jacobi

    I loved this post Zoe. It’s so lovely to read someone being entirely honest. Your posts always make me feel better!
    xx
    Eloise | https://eloiiise.wordpress.com

  • Katie Hopkinson

    I’m so so so so proud of you Zoe everything you have acheived this year is incredible. You are such a brave person to share your whole life on the internet. And although you probably won’t read this comment, your videos and blog posts have inspired me so much and you’ve really made me smile this year when nothing else could. I’ve Haddon many down days but you just make me smile. I’m hoping that 2016 will be my year. Good luck for 2016 beautiful. I’m so so so proud of you, keep doing what you’re doing lovely. X
    Katie – katiehopkinson.blogspot.co.uk

  • Just My Look

    great post Zoe, really enjoyed reading it! I’m so glad you’ve got back blogging, you are one of the people I first discovered years ago, who inspired me to start blogging too :) best wishes for 2016!x

    http://www.justmylook.me

  • Aixa H.

    Zoe thank you so much for sharing this post with us. At some points it was really heartbreaking because you didn’t deserve all the hate that followed your book launch, but I’m really happy because you went through all of that and you turned that hatred into positive energy! You are such a role model and you keep encouraging so many people, don’t forget it! I hope 2016 will bring you many good things and happiness! P.S: Sorry for my English, it’s not as good as I would like. Kisses from Spain!

  • Italia

    I really loved your post. Its amazing how much you achieved in 1 year. You also encouraged me to take that flight im scared of in April to see my favourite band, Coldplay. I have never been in a plane before.& I also suffer from anxiety although I feel a lot better. And I believe there’s a better 2016 for you, me and all. Congratulations in your successful career, you definitely deserve it. Thanks Zoë!
    Sincerely, Italia (Ltalialand on twitter) :)

  • Ellie

    Such a beautiful blog post! I may or may not have shed a tear. It’s so great that you didn’t give up or let your anxiety beat you. You’ve achieved so much this year and we’re all so proud of you! Bring on 2016!

  • Kelsey Pope

    This made me tear up! What a year for you, through the good and bad. You’re so under estimated and deserve to be loved by all. I know I only get to see 10mins of your day, but from what I can see, your a hard working, innocent, caring, 34th worlds sexiest lady. Rise above any haters if you get this year, kick them to the kerb. They just think they have power as they’re anonymous when really, they’re just low lives. and I wish you the best for 2016. Thank you for for making me happy too! I Love you!❤️ P.s; halfway through Girl Online 2 I got for Xmas and I’m Loving it so much!!!!

  • Emilia L Fletcher

    I really love your life posts and just how honest you are online- you seem really comfortable here <3
    Love from,
    http://www.emilialfletcher.co.uk/ xxxx

  • Zya&Daizy

    This genuinely brought a tear to my eye and opened my eyes to how I want too live my life. You really are a role model for me Zoe and I thank you for that, you’ve been there for me without knowing it and helped me in so many ways you can’t even imagine! Xx

  • Tamzin Snelling

    great post zoe. loved it so much! loved seeing your past few years in recap. makes us all feel super proud and happy. i have a blog and it just hit 3000 views. im so proud of myself :) my blog is tamzinlena.blogspot.co.uk

  • Rebecca Sutton

    Zoe this was an amazing blog post xx

  • Anna

    This post is absolutely amazing. I love how you reflect on what’s happened last year, the good and less good things. I’ve been watching you since 2012 and seeing you grow (professionally and personally) makes me so proud of you. Continue being yourself, drink more water and keep making us smile by enjoying your life. Don’t let others drag you down, you can’t please everybody so just keep doing what makes you happy and spread positivity :) I love you so much and I hope I could tell you this in person. Greetings from Poland x

  • Such a beautifully written post, it certainly opened my eyes a bit. Happy New Year Zoe :) x

    http://www.sheintheknow.co.uk

  • RosannaMain

    Zoe I have never really looked properly at your blog and I decided to save it to my homescreen and my New Years resolution to be read all of Zoe’s blog posts. This writing was spectacular and that’s probably usual. So interesting and inspiring. Thank you💗💗

  • I absolutely love this post. 2015 was a big year for me too (I mean on a much smaller scale compared to you) but I can completely empathize with your struggles throughout the year, because I had a lot of my own. I don’t know how you do it all, especially because everything you do is always incredible. I hope you had an amazing Christmas season and great new year. I can’t wait to see what 2016 has in store.

    Taylor xx

  • Kalina

    I love you, Zoe, like really.. You’ve helped me so much with the anxiety and your videos have always been there for me when I feel nervous and not myself. Thank you for been sincere, real person. I know you might not see this,but you really inspire me to do the things I love without caring what others may think. I also thought of starting a blog and if it goes well, why not start a vlog channel? However, time will show and again THANK YOU! I can’t wait to see you some day and give you a massive hug! Love you and I’m proud of everything you’ve achieved .Better stop rambling now, byee xxx

  • shelby

    Definitely shed a tear, or multiple whilst reading this. The beginning of this year wasn’t amazing for you and i’m really sorry that you had to deal with that as you didn’t deserve any of it. Im so glad you didn’t completely stop with everything as you have achieved soo many amazing things this year. I could never describe in any amount of words how proud i am, watching you go from living in bath with 500k subscribers to having 2 books, a beauty line and 9M subscribers is crazy. Cannot wait to see what 2016 brings to you, i know it’ll be good. Love u aloooooot x

  • Aw Zoeee!
    If I’m honest, when I read your posts I usually just look at the pictures and read a few words but this time I just took the time to read it. I laughed, felt like crying a bit, and simply loved this post. It reminded me why I started blogging, why I came back to it last month and why I love it so much. I adored Girl Online and can’t wait to read Girl Online: On Tour (I just have to finish three other books first but I’m on it haha xx).
    I just want to tell you that I’m so glad that you didn’t quit the internet. Things just wouldn’t be the same online without you xo
    http://www.chapitretrois.blogspot.com

  • Absolutely loved reading this Zoe! Congratulations with everything you have achieved over the past year and here’s to another positive and healthy one x

    Leanne | http://www.leannefaben.wordpress.com

  • Rikke Lipinski

    Zoe, you are a beautiful person both inside and outside. You are an amazing rolemodel, you help us through so much every year. You give me hope, and power to keep going and I am really thankful for that. I have had ups and a lot of downs last year, but your blog and your videos made me smile, they gave me hope and a light in the darkest place and I will always remember all of this. You are a hope in my life and you give me strength! Thank you so so so so much for everything xxx

  • Amy

    Seeing you write about all of your friends’ achievements at the bottom, was truly heart-warming! It’s easy for people to get competitive when on YouTube! Seeing this, gives me faith! :)

    Amylaurenxo.blogspot.co.uk

  • Kerryn Stevenson

    Zoe you are such an inspiring lady! i love watching your vlogs and your main channel videos but most of all i love reading your blogs. it gives me hope! hope for the future. knowing i can achieve whatever i put my mind to do and thats thanks to you! you put so much effort into everything you do and us viewers love to see that!! keep doing what your doing and do the things that make you happy:) have a fantastic 2016!!! x

  • littlemissdaydreams

    Aw Zoë, this is one of my favourite posts you have ever written on your blog. It is so heartfelt and reminds everybody just how much time, energy and love you put into everything you do. It is inspiring to see how, despite things being said in the media or your own personal troubles, you still manage to do what you love and and offer so much to others. I wish you all the best for 2016 and I know that it will be another year of amazing achievements like these xoxo

    Littlemissdaydreams.wordpress.com

  • Anice Smith

    Such a lovely post!

    You are an amazing person. And you accomplished so much.
    You’re quite an inspiration for me.

    I’ve recently started my own blog, as I have always been passionate about writing.
    It would mean the world if you or any of your readers could check it out.

    anasdomain.wordpress.com

  • Jasmine

    Zoe you are such an inspiration to me and a whole lot of other people for sure,I’ve watched you since last year and I’ve always been so amazed of how you could get 9m subs so close to 10m I’m so proud of your success and I really do look up to you.I watch your videos when I’m sad and you put a big smile on my face and I hope to meet you someday and also I’m currently reading your 1st girl online book LOVE IT😻😹good luck for 2016 and love always Jasmine💕💓

    Ps plz try to come to Sydney Australia I would love to meet you in person!💓😘

  • Lauren Elizabeth

    Such an amazing post! I love to see where the year has taken people, and can’t wait to see what’s in store for us in 2016!

    Lauren | http://simplylaurenelizabeth.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Adrienne Guess

    I loved this post! It brought back a lot of memories. It just shows how much happens in a year, despite how fast it can go. I love you so much! As you’ve gotten me through a lot of hard times. 2015 wasn’t a good year for me, but seeing how much success you and your friends have achieved has brought a smile on my face. Love you!❤️

  • Mariella

    Great post!
    Happy new year!!
    http://aprilsstarblog.blogspot.co.uk

  • HannanisCOOL

    Umm…

    Alfie, Joe, Caspar, Troye, Tyler, Joey, Gabby, Caroline, Marcus, Niomi, Emma, Tanya, Jim, Poppy, Mark, Connor, Colleen, Dan & Phil.

    Dan & Phil

    They aren’t even separ-k bye bye

  • Hannah C.

    I am so happy i wandered onto your YouTube channel one day. You have made me so happy the past year and it makes me so excited to see you happy because you brighten everybody’s day! Zoe honestly i don’t know how anybody could not like you, Your an amazing person and i am so glad I’ve found someone to look up to! We love you xx!

  • Jen

    It’s weird to think, from vlogs and main channel videos we don’t get quite this level of insight. I love blogging and reading blogs so I’m glad you’ve rejoined this little world, and better yet, that you’re enjoying it so much!!

  • Kelsey Louise

    Really loved reading about your ups and your lows of 2016, Zoe. Within the little corner of the internet you own, you offer me genuine support about anxiety, a glimpse of your happy (and often not so happy) life, and something of an internet friend/sister. As a 22 year old woman (girl), I often feel like I imagine your younger fans to feel – in need of an understanding, genuine and honest role model. I hope your 2016 is successful, and you carry on living those highs, and dealing gracefully with those lows. And I hope to carry through this year a piece of the strength and kindness you give through your videos.
    X

  • nicolle

    Aww Zoe! This was so nice to read well done on all your achievements this year, so glad I got to attend your meetup in Edinburgh for Girl Online On Tour you are such an inspiration :)

  • Ellie Alderson

    This is my first ever blog post i have read though and my gosh I love zoe, I watch her videos and vlog. The 24 days of zoella and vlogmas were out of this world loved every Minute of it. No matter what kind of day im having zoes videos always makes me smile. So proud of what team internet and zoe has achieved in the last year. Bring on 2016 and all the good things to come. Thank you so much zoe for all the hard work you have put in to both your videos and your blogs. Lots of love

  • Sarah Walker

    Absolutely loved reading this blog post and definitely agree with the rest, this is probably one of my favourites you’ve written too! You achieved so much in 2015 and will definitely achieve even more this year too. I’m so glad you never gave up at the start of 2015 as I absolutely love watching your videos/vlogs and reading your blog posts. Being 24 myself, I can relate to you so much and thank you huge amounts for everything you do for your viewers. I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us this year! :) thank you so much again! xxxx

    P.S. Can you do a book haul video or a blog post on the recent books you brought? My New Years Resolution is to read more so on the look out for any book recommendations! xxxx

  • Leneth

    My 2015 wasn’t the best year for me, but I’m heading into the new year with so much positive feels, mostly thanks to all the amazing bloggers who write such great new year posts. You have definitely helped me through some rough times with your videos and overall positivity. Thank you for that, and here’s to a great 2016 :) xx

  • Angelikid_

    Oh my God ,this is such a beautiful post.I’m all over the place haha.
    I’m so so so proud of you for learning and accepting so many thing and please continue coming in Greece!
    Maybe I will meet you someday,let’s have hope!
    Anyway here’s to another year of amazing achievements!

  • This was a beautiful post, you have achieved so much and have much more to come. I had the opportunity to meet us this year but unfortunately I couldn’t get there, I only hope I get the chance again. Your such an inspiring, beautiful, brave person. I wish you all the success and I hope you can share some with me. I hope you have another wonderful year xx

    http://www.dotdanielle.com

  • Tatiana

    This made me feel so happy and nostalgic. I can’t believe so many things happened last year! Sometimes time flies and you forget but it was so nice to look back at all these incredible achievements and moments. I’m certain 2016 will bring even more happiness and success and I’m honored to be supporting you all the way. You made my 2015 so much happier and positive and for that I’m truly thankful. I hope you travel a lot more this year and get through each and every flight with no worrying or panicking! After all, it’s definitely all worth it once you get off the plane! Maybe we’ll even meet once again and chat for a bit? I really hope we do. Once again, thank you so much for everything, Zoe. Here’s to 2016!

  • Beauty Spectrum

    Honestly from the bottom of my heart, this was one of the most heart felt things I’ve ever read, Here’s to 2016, it’s going to be a good’n and I’m more then ready for Team Internet to slay

    • Nadia.xx

      I love your channel molly! P.s this was one of the most heart felt things I’ve ever read 💖

  • Amina Sh.

    Dear Zoe, I wanted to thank YOU for a so many things. 2015 is the year I discovered you and yes, I hate the fact that I didn’t know much about you earlier. In this short period you have affected my life in all positive ways, I look up to you so much. You’re almost exactly what I always wanted to be when I grow up, and our passions are even common!! I always wanted to help people like I’ve been helped whether through your blogs or vlogs or even Girl Online, which didn’t let me sleep much haha. I would stay up all night reading and making mental notes that would either help me in writing or just daily life. I discovered I was actually Penny in Girl Online on Tour. Everything she does and says is exaclty what I would do in the same situation that it actually scared me! The difference between us is that my anxiety causes anger attacks rather than panic attacks and well no one really understands or helps me through hem except my best friend who I knew from the internet, I’m still learning how to deal with them but from crying out loud, both Penny and I even LOVE Friends. Anyway, I just wanted to thank you for everything and to wish you a great 2016.

    Love, Amina from Egypt Xo.

  • Such a long but inspiring article. You truly are an incredible woman Zoe! The way you are challenging yourself to always become bigger and more confident is outstanding. I hope you will succeed in this even more in 2016. X.

  • I feel all warm and fuzzy now. ☺️

  • Macky Leiva

    I aplaud you, Zoe. I really do. We need more people like you in this world <3 peace & love x

  • Oh this was so lovely Zoe. Best wishes for 2016 :-)

    moremindfulyou.blogspot.com

  • Jonesy x

    Zoe, I am so proud of how far you have come, not only have you helped those with anxiety feel like they can achieve things in life, but you have also helped those who haven’t got anxiety to step out of their comfort box and make the most of life, I considered starting a blog, so I decided to wait for 2016 and on the 1st of January, I put up my first blog post, I remember IN December watching you and Louise discuss your tips for blogging with was one of the things that actually made my go online and start designing my blog. I am so happy that you have achieved all that you have done in 2015 and I am sure that 2016 holds so many more achievements for you, just waiting to be found! When you say how it may sound ridiculous how a plane can scare you, I don’t think that is stupid in anyway possible, people who don’t suffer with anxiety have experienced it once or twice in their lives (and I am scared of daddy long legs, seriously I could run a marathon just do get away form them haha!) Happy new year Zoe, I love you so much! Looking forward to hearing news of meet ups (definitely will be going hehe!) Love you.
    P.S. I hope you find another “frrog” in 2016 <3. Keep being awesome, love you just the way you are :) x
    Love Hannah xx

  • I just cried, love you Zoe! Maybe you don’t know, but here in Belgium you have fans 2 :) I have your books and did everything I could to order some of you beauty products. It was hard to find some of the products that could be deliverd in Belgium, but I found some! And I’m waiting for them ;) I wish you the best year ever! Greetings xxxx

  • The fashionchatter

    You are such a wonderful person Zoe, this blog post made me cry because I’m so proud – lol what a cringe! But also made me smile because you are a truly beautiful person inside and out it seems from how you come across in all social media! Hope you have the best 2016 and I’ll continue to love your content even more lots of love! P.S I’m currently reading girl online on tour as we speak! Very nearly finished and I love it! X

  • Elma Lamprecht

    Zoe… Thank you sooo much for all your hard work this year. Thank you for being an inspiration and always putting a smile on my face. The past month was very hard for me. Something really bad has happened. 24 Days of Zoella and Vlogmas helped me to forget about what happened for a few minutes each day. I enjoyed every video you posted!! About a week ago I bought both of your books. I couldn’t put them down!! They made me realize that I’m not the only one going through a hard time and really made me feel better. Keep doing what your doing. I appreciate it a lot!!

    Congratulations on a successful 2015 and I hope that 2016 will be just as wonderful and great!! Always remember that there are a lot of people that support everything that you do no matter what… All the love and happy new year!! xxx

  • You had a really successful year and you’re such an inspiration to fellow bloggers :) Well done for achieving so much and I can’t wait to see what 2016 has in store for you :)

    Creepers & Cupcakes

  • Hanelaine

    No, thank YOU :) I loved reading this! I has been quite a year for you, and us in the audience seats. I can’t wait for what 2017 has in store for you and us.
    Thank you for creating such a comforting corner of the internet :)
    Love, as always,
    Hannah

  • Beth

    This is an amazing blog post Zoe you should be so proud of everything that you have achieved you deserve all of it! Also thank you for being so lovely at your book signing!
    Heres to even more amazing achievements in 2016!

  • Valeria

    this is so beautiful, you’re amazing

  • Daryna

    I love you Zoe. I really really do.

  • this was such a lovely post! I loved seeing your year at a glance, cant wait to see what 2016 has in store for you :)

    http://georgianicolaou.co.uk

  • I absolutely adore your blogs! Your making me upset 2015 is finished but another year awaits for all different achievements and possibilities. 🎉😊
    I do love every detail you put in about all the amazing you tubers out there 2016 here we come 😜

  • Kati

    Zoe, you’re an amazing person and you deserve the best of the world.
    I love this post so much, probably my favourite.
    I’m really proud of you, you’re an huge inspiration <3

    https://katiphotographyblog.wordpress.com

  • Brenda Izquierdo Velazco

    That was so beautiful!! Zoe!!! I’m loving all your work!! You made my life so much happier, gave me motivation, helped me love who i am, you were a big sister to me (I’m an only child ..so it’s very boring) although we have never met in person so I would love to do it !! But I’m from Perú and I speak spanish so I’m learning english <3 Hope you see this :3 All the love xxx

  • Evelien De Kock

    I love you so much. You’re amazing. I’m trying to watch all your videos right now. Every time there’s a video online I’m so excited. 24 days of zoella and vlogmas were amazing I was excited that I anoyed my best friend so much. I have 12 of your products and I loce them, I love the smell of it. I’m following you for like a year and a half now and your my favourite youtuber. I’m so anoying because I always say zoella has this, zoella does this, zoella is so beautiful, I want the same hair as zoella. Anyway, I just want to say thank for making this year so great, you’re like my best friend.
    I love you.
    *All the hug squeezes* xxx
    Evelien de Kock, your dutch friend

    Ps: if you read this, if have drew you a few times, I would love to know if you like them, I can send you them, or you can look on my twitter (@eefje5xxx)

  • Dominique

    Zoe, it really is amazing watch you…and all of the other YouTubers you mentioned as well! In 2015, I found your brother’s videos, and he led me to the entire British YouTube gang, among others. But what amazes me most is how you really don’t know how beautiful and kind you are. I mean, I don’t know you in real life so I can’t speak as if I truly know you, but I can’t imagine a more sincere YouTuber. (Except maybe Markiplier. That man has a heart of gold with some rainbows and puppies thrown in.)

    Anxiety isn’t easy, I know, but watching you makes me realize that it doesn’t have to limit what you do. Thanks for inspiring me. Thanks for sharing your world with al of us, even though it leads to naive little girls and their equally dumb parents invading your privacy and causing you more stress. We all appreciate you. Happy New Year! I sincerely hope I get to become your friend one day :)

  • Does anyone else feel like Zoe should make her novels into films ? 🙂
    That would be awesome
    Like or reply if agree

    • Evelien De Kock

      Sometimes I just think, someone has to make these books into films, and tgen I think, zoe has to be a character

      • I feel the same way all the time especially with her books 😄

      • Aisling Paton

        Definitely 😉

      • Caroline McCall

        What character do you think she would play? I think she could play meghan (even though she is nothing like meghan) Or maybe Leah brown…. IDK

        • Evelien De Kock

          I thougt exactly the same

        • Eleanor Tullett

          Zoe is not the sort of person Leah is…maybe penny? And how about Tyler as Elliot?

          • Daisygrand

            Yeah definately

          • Eva Hodgsn

            yeah that would really work!

          • Anna.101

            Yeah, that really works, Joe = tom, Joey.G (or tyler) = Elliot, Penny = ZOELLA!!

          • Heartlight10

            YES and Alfie’s Noah and Joe is tom

      • Yes

      • Niamh Morland

        Defo

      • I would be Penny, not that i’d be picked for it or anything if she did xx

      • Heartlight10

        Probably Penny

      • Mila S

        OMG THIS WOULD BE MADDD CAN YOU IMAGINE😱🙌🏼

        x M
        http://www.topknotkindaday.com

    • Abbey Tindley

      omg this is the best idea ever!!

      • Thx at least I am not the only one

        • Abbey Tindley

          you is genius! haha.

    • Danni T

      defo

    • disqus_l7hyoSqrTt

      That would ultimately be my favourite movie of all time!!

      • I would love to see it! Also, I agree with the other comments. It’ll be awesome to see Zoe play one of her characters or at least have a cameo in them. This was such a great read too Zoe! I really enjoyed this so much!

        http://www.annescribblesanddoodles.blogspot.com

    • Ava McCarthy[PB][ZS]

      i agree.that would be awesome.

    • This is best idea ever!
      Love, Fads

    • RosannaMain

      I have seen trailers for her books on YouTube 😊

    • Lia Sophie

      You are so right!

    • I totally agree! It’s gonna make me emotional if it happens :D

      • If it does happen I will just weep through the whole thing !!! 😂

    • Justien Demeurisse

      That would be an amazing film!

    • Aisling Paton

      I totally agree 😊

    • KayxLaurenx

      I need this to happen

    • Dimana

      While I was reading ‘Girl online’ i was thinking exactly the same thing😂

    • Skye Chamberlain

      She should defiantly make her books into films

    • zoe sherlock

      totally agree was reading them thinking these would be amazing movies!

    • Anna Duquenoy

      Yes she really should! It would be great! 😊😊😊😊😊❤💙💚💛💜

    • matilda knight

      omg i was just about to comment that, they would make such good films!

    • Naz

      DEFINATLY!
      But with, she wouldn’t be able to film videos, see Nala, Alfie, Poppy, Sean, Amanda and Nick as much, and she probably would have more anxiety…

    • Rose

      I didn’t know that I want it until you mentioned it. That’s probably the best idea ever!! *_*

    • xx.emmi.x

      Yeah that would be so cool xx

    • Shush Priya

      I can actually imagine her being the lead role as well!! She would be so good at it.

      http://shushpriya.blogspot.co.uk

    • Connie Sheldrake

      Yeah it would

      • Connie Sheldrake

        Lily Collins should play Penny x

    • AbiBloom

      That would be the best thing ever💖

    • holly strawson

      omg! yes! When I was reading them both I was imaging it on screen, it was so well written that everything came to life and would look perfect on screen!

      • The exact same thing happened but after I read them I went to sleep and just had an imaginary girl online film on in my brain until I woke up! 😂

    • Chloe Hayes

      OMG, yes. Her books are sooo good!

      • Nour_fakhoury

        Ikr 😍

    • Lexi

      Defiantly, that would be the best!

      http://www.thepalepalette.blogspot.com

    • Floral Overlays

      Yes definatly I wouldnt be away from the cinema of she did! 😂❤️

      • Same and when it would come on dvd I would watch it on repeat !!😄😂

    • There is so many of you who agreed I can’t believe it
      I thought I was going crazy when I thought of it
      Have any of you seen those fan made trailers
      I absolutely love them
      I hope Zoe sees all this x
      😊

    • Caroline McCall

      I so totally agree!!! They would be so cute, but I would Probably cry to much during the second one seeing as how much i cried reading it!!!

    • Bethany Tinkler

      I think, it could be great. IF do well, because so many great books are turned into crap when made into a movie!

    • Yes she has to! Gregg Sulkin has to be Noah!

    • that would be amazing!!

    • Sophie Rowe

      yes, i was thinking the same thing!

    • Tereza Novakova

      YES! Zoe must make films from her videos and also make a music album.

    • A N N E

      omg yaaaaasss !!

    • kt1212

      that would be great # the best movie of all time!!!

    • Yes that needs to happen!!

    • Rramita skandakumar

      Honestly,that’s the greatest idea ever!!!!😱😍

    • Amy Evans

      Sounds like a brilliant thing for Zoe to work on next sounds like an amazing film to watch as well xxxxxxx💟💟💟

    • AJ

      Totally!!!! What if Zoe was a cameo, walking past in the back?!

    • Alisha

      Oh my god, yes. I would constantly watch it. It would be amazing!!!!!

    • Lydia

      Yes!!!! That’s all me and my friends talk about!! That would be awesome!!! She needs to be Penny, whenever I read the books I just think Penny is Zoe even though she wasn’t wrote to be like her :)

    • Madison

      I Do, But What If They Ruin It, Like The Book Was Great But What If The Film Was Terrible, EvenThough I Know Anything Make By Zoe Is Amazing!

      • Madison

        And If Zoe Did Play A Character, She Should Be Penny And Alfie Should Be Alfie.

    • Red

      YAZZZZZZZZ

    • xXSummerHeartXx

      For some reason I think Shawn Mendes would be great to play Noah since he can sing,he’s American and can act quite well in music video,also looks right as Noah !😊

      • AllyAmbassadorM

        I agree 100% that’s literally how imagined him while I was reading the books. Shawn is actually half English half Portuguese and raised in Canada not American but still he would make the most perfect Noah ever……

    • Saiema

      Sooooooo true!!!!! 😄👍👍👍

    • Cassie Dodd

      of course that would be amazing i love the books but films would be amazeballs

    • Ella

      yesss

    • Niamh Morland

      I totally agree

    • that would be so awesome!!
      Shannon Sage

    • Bella

      That would be amazing! 😆

    • Emily

      IDK, i thought that a first but i didn’t want a film to ruin how i imagine the characters to look like and things in my head. it would be an amazing film though x

    • TeenOnline xox

      I swear this HAS to happen!!

      My blog- http://www.teenonlinex.wordpress.com

    • Chloe

      yesssssss :)xx

    • Darcey

      Hey good idea Zoe really should do that

    • Angelique

      You’re not the only one.. Definetly not! It was yesterday when I looked through some really great FanMade trailers of Girl Online on YouTube. I would love to see Girl Online I cinema 😍

    • Lies

      I totally agree the books are so good and the plot lines are very gripping. The whole book has inspired me to start a blog with me and my friends who also love Zoella. Please may you check it out:
      http://introductiontolies.blogspot.co.uk/?m=0
      Please like and comment. If you have a blog leave it in the comments then we can check it out 😊.
      Lyl Zoe !!!

      • Mine is @ torabellablog

        • Lies

          Kk ill check it out and is it torabellablog buttons? X

    • Glitterygalaxyfirefl

      I just started a blog and I would love it if you could take a look!! https://glitterygalaxyfirefly.wordpress.com/

    • Eva Hodgsn

      yeah that would be so cool! she should be Penny i think. ;p

    • Oketa

      ikr

    • Sophie Styles

      Yes! I totally agree. We love you Zoe! ❤️

    • OMG I would actually play Penny if she made it into a film, except i would probably deck it into a table for something haha x

    • Joanna Pappas

      Yep she should!

    • Delphine Meier

      YESSSS. That would be amazing <3

    • CuteSalad

      Yes!

    • Laoise 09

      Omygod I SO WANT THAT TO HAPPY SOOOOOOOO BADLY!!

    • Emma

      omg yes yes yes

  • Amy Ogilvie

    This is the most perfect post, I’m actual in tears. Thank you Zoë for letting us into your life through the good and bad. Its a strange job to let us in so closely to you, your family and friends, but your passion for what you do shows. i could never speak and be as eloquent as yourself. keep being you for yourself and keep loving it all. May 2016 be equally amazing. xxx

  • Inês Costa

    Dont really know what to say, but I just felt like I should comment something. Zoe, you are an incredible person that worked tons and as I’ve always heard “hard work always pays off”. I’m a 17 years old girl with anxiety issues, mostly caused by school (pressure) and a way that I found to relax is to watch YouTube videos, mostly yours. Just like Anna’s voice relaxes you, your voice relaxes me, and because of that I want to thank you. Don’t get me wrong, I do watch a lot of videos of other people (ahah), but I feel like you are the real you when you film, and not most of youtubers do that, so thank you as well for that. I could stay here all night thanking you for other reasons, but I figured that I should get some dinner (ahah).With all of this talk, I just wanted to wish an happy 2016 and begg you to keep being who you are, because you are amazing.
    Ps: wish I could meet you one day, 100% sure we would be great friends.

    All the love in the world,
    Inês. (From Portugal btw 😉)

  • Beautifully written! Love it!!
    procrastinatingatnight.blogspot.com

  • Abbey Tindley

    I’m so proud of you Zoe! times can be hard because i understand how hard it is to live with anxiety. You have achieved so much considering anxiety can hold you back because you constantly panic about the situation or event. i have been watching your videos for years and every single video is flippin’ amazing Zoe! I have Girl Online but i haven’t been able to pick up Girl Online On Tour because its either sold out or haven’t had the money – Girl Online is amazing by the way! You are stunning, you deserve to be the 34th sexiest women. i got my hair dip-dyed the middle of this year and people constantly told me that i looked like you; to me that is the best compliment I’ve heard in a while! i’m always saying to my family who always catch me watching videos that I’ve seen so many times i’m unable to count with my fingers, i always say “look how pretty she is! I’m honestly so jealous of her beauty.” speaking of beauty, i haven’t been able to get anything from your beauty range yet, but that is my aim for 2016 – to get at least three items from your gorgeous beauty range. you have raised Alan fairly and lovingly. Zalfie is the best couple ever! everyone heard that kiss when Alfie led you off camera on the segway! you’re so cute together, you’re a good looking pair and if you read this tell Alfie and of course all of the YouTube crew that i (Abbey Tindley) love them and i’m very proud of them! remember a while ago when you told us to just say yes – remember that and use that in 2016 because they are opportunities that could lead you down a new path in your life that could give you great memories and happiness. you know i love you Zoe. i love you more than anything. you deserve to be happy and i’m glad you have amazing people around you to keep you happy! it would be amazing to meet you one day! also i would just like to say that the little meet ups are a great idea because you don’t have to tackle the anxiousness of the large meet ups. and us as viewers want to spend as much time as possible with our idol. so little baking sessions with you is longer than a 30 second hi, bye situation. obviously we understand there is a lot of people to be seen at large meet ups so that 30 seconds means the world to us. that little picture is a picture that we treasure for as long as we live! I LOVE YOU! x
    girl online, going offline xxx (hehe x)

  • Nadia.xx

    Zoë, first thing I have to say is… I’m so proud of myself for reading this, and most of all, for understanding every single word you said, most people are to scared to open up, but I’m glad you’re not, because, I know im not the only one, but I get you. It seems like every step you take and every breath you breathe, I’m there with you, feeling what you feel,don’t take this the wrong way 😂 but I’m so happy that there is someone out there that is feeling what I feel, yes, I don’t have paparazzi buzzing around me, but I have been through my own tough times too and you make me a better person everyday knowing that you can be positive so I can too. Every time I write I just ramble on and I don’t even know it, so, I’m going to stop here and say I love you Zoë and you feel shocked when you know your book has sold 58,000 copies in the first week, but you deserve it Zoë, before I make this too long, I’m going to say bye and I love you and hope 2016 is the best year for you (and I’ll probably tell you this in 2017 but ah well). Ily xx

  • Evelien De Kock

    I love you so much. You’re amazing. I’m trying to watch all your videos right now. Every time there’s a video online I’m so excited. 24 days of zoella and vlogmas were amazing I was excited that I anoyed my best friend so much. I have 12 of your products and I loce them, I love the smell of it. I’m following you for like a year and a half now and your my favourite youtuber. I’m so anoying because I always say zoella has this, zoella does this, zoella is so beautiful, I want the same hair as zoella. Anyway, I just want to say thank for making this year so great, you’re like my best friend.
    I love you.
    *All the hug squeezes* xxx
    Evelien de Kock, your dutch friend

    Ps: if you read this, if have drew you a few times, I would love to know if you like them, I can send you them, or you can look on my twitter (@eefje5xxx)

    • Katie Suffern

      Beautiful pictures! You have so much talent :)

      • Evelien De Kock

        Thank you so much😘

  • rameeen

    Zoe, I discovered you like what? six months ago? and even though I have absolutely no interest in lipsticks and makeup and hairdos and the fancy shit, I absolutely adore you. You have this astonishing aura of happiness around you and your videos and vlogs make me so, so happy. I’ve only just discovered your blog, and aiming to be a writer myself makes it so easy to connect with you on reading it, because you truly are very good at conveying your feelings through any medium, and this article was just another example. I’m all the way in Pakistan, and your book is in every store, and I am so proud. You are an incredible human being <3

  • I also have panic attacks and anxiety. When I first discovered you about 3-4 years ago I fell in love with your vids and to this day I wish to be as successful as you. Hopefully my anxiety and severe panic attacks won’t hold me down
    I don’t tell many about my panic attacks except from 2 friends and my mum. That’s it but they tell me to tell school about them but I’m afraid of ‘some people’ not being understanding and picking on me which happens to me. I’ve never liked using the term ‘bullies’ but sometimes it’s the truth and you make me feel better about dealing with them.
    My 2 year old sister loves you she says look look it’s Zoella and Alfie and asks for YouTube to see. She says every day she wishes to meet you and so do I.
    You’ve helped me a lot in 2015 and I wish you will continue to help everyone in 2016 xx
    Tora 😜😊

  • Michelle Sheehan

    Loved this!! You are such an inspiration, Zoe. I’m so grateful that anxiety and the negativity of the press didn’t make you quit. From your videos and blog posts, you make my day and I’m so happy to stand in your corner. Thank you honestly for all that you do! You’re corner of the internet is one of my favourite places to go.

    Michelle | sunshinegold

  • amanda burdett

    It’s so amazing to see you grow and learn. Which has also helped me learn and grow as well. Thankyou for being that person that when I watch your videos or read your books or use your lovely body wash at night that it puts a smile on my face. Like you, the start of the year was hard for me. My anxiety has taken on another level that I felt I wasn’t going to be able to get over. Which it is still a work in progress. You are a great example of doing what you want to do and going for it. Even with your anxiety you don’t let it stop you and that’s something I will take from it and apply to my own life. Even though I’m not the viewer that comes to meet ups or comments on every video, I see everything and just simply enjoy everything you do. Its as if we were friends and I am always supporting you. It’s funny right, this whole YouTube thing can really make you feel like you are not alone. Even though you don’t know me, I think we are very similar and our beliefs and dreams are similar. And it’s just simply awesome. Thankyou for continuing to make content and making me smile. Okay… Enough Amanda. Haha. Happy new year. Don’t ever listen to all those people who leave negative comments because you my friend, are amazing. Xo.

  • lucy prosser

    This is such a lovely heartfelt post! I had so much fun reading this. Can’t believe you’ve achieved so much in 2015 and I’m sure 2016 will be exactly the same!

    Lucy xoxo

    http://lucyannblogspot.co.uk

  • Just Blog Along

    I absolutely adored this post, Zoe. So well said, so wonderful, so true, honest, and enlightening. Thank you for being you.

  • Danni T

    This blog has touched me and made me think maybe my New Years resolution should be to read more of Zoe’s blogs this year and not just be healthier. ❤️ it has made me se one of my favourite people from a different perspective 👑 see how diffrent people can be when they say things to when the blog about them 💘 I haven’t read Zoe’s blog before but decided to read this one and it has made me come to know that’s ZOES BLOG IS THE BEST AS IS SHE 👑👑👑

    • Danni T

      I would love it if you followed me on Twitter Zoe 👑 @xx_its_danni_xx the name in bold should be Danni sugg ❤️

  • Maria Eduarda

    I am so proud of you Zoe! You deserve everything and even more. 2016 has you name on it, i am sure you’ll shine. Thank you for being positive and showing us, people that admire you, that nothing is impossible. Oh! And thank you for being you. Happy new year <3

  • Steph Cullen

    Zoe, you are so kind for including things that everyone else has achieved, and not just aiming this post about yourself. I really enjoyed reading this:) Thank you for everything you did in 2015, you encouraged me to start a blog. (If anyone wants to check it out it’s stephosaurus.com :D, although I’m still getting to grips with what to write, so maybe 2016 will be my year for that). Happy New Year, and I hope you have a wonderful 2016! <3

  • emmylou

    This is really beautiful! Made me think a lot about what I want out of this year, and one of these things is seeking help for my anxiety and depression. Have any of you ever been to therapy, and could perhaps tell me what it’s like? It’s a long shot, but my anxiety drew me to Zoe’s videos a few years ago, and I was wondering if maybe some of you are the same. I’m afraid of going, but I think it would be really worthwhile. Anyway, thank you Zoe for helping me manage all the rubbish in my life, and I’m super, super proud of all you have achieved this year. You have no idea how wonderful an example you set to others, and I hope you have the most wonderful year. Ignore the negativity, and let all these positive things shine through, because you deserve all the happiness the world can offer. Go kick 2016’s ass!

  • Ruby Cadence

    Oh Zoe, this made me cry. As you wrote about these moments, I relieved them from my perspective, the articles, videos and blog posts on all these amazing things. Can’t wait to see what amazing things you achieve this year xxx

    https://rubyscadence.wordpress.com

  • Nameless Gap

    Really love this post, love the idea of writing everything that has happened in a year and being able to look back at it in a few years and see how much happened. You are such a lovely person and deserve everything that you have, I hope 2016 is as good as 2015 was for you!

  • Jemma Houkes

    This post made me well up just a tad… It feels like yesterday that Zoe had her hair cut! 2015 went way too fast! So proud of everything Zoe has achieved though its so inspirational!

    My blog – http://jemmassimplelife.blogspot.co.uk/

  • jess

    I can’t normally sit and read blogs as I’m not a big reader, however reading your blog is so eye opening and takes you to such a happy amazing moment, you should be so proud of everything you have achieved this year! it amazes me how big the internet world has become and in my eyes you were the one who has created that. your blog/vlog has helped me a lot in many different ways and I’m so thankful for that, and thankful to you that you use your voice for amazing reasons. wishing you a very happy new year filled with lots of new exciting opportunities, happiness and great achievement!

    jess😊💜 (fan of zoella, pointless blog, saconnejolys, sprinkle of glitter, gabby)

  • Halima karim

    Omg i am crying hard … I cant stop like litterally. Ive always wished to be you and meet you even though i live in london . But i cant . You are so inspirational . I was listening to river flows in you (1hour repeat with rain in the background) it is beautiful while i read this blog . Ive watched you for 4 years . And i know when i do meet you i will give you a massive hug and a message saying how much u mean and how much i love u even though you dont know me but heres to 2016 . Xxxxx halima karim

  • Aww, this was so lovely to read! I’m most excited for all your delightful new videos and blog posts you will be posting in this new year:) xx

  • Absolutely loved this Zoe. Hasn’t 2015 been an amazing year. Very emotional x

  • Taylor Lilly

    Zoe, you are my biggest inspiration. I too suffer from anxiety and some may say that I’m the most awkward person in the world but honestly, who cares. I don’t have many friends but the ones I do are amazing and I’m so thankful to have them by my side. But I absolutely love reading your blogs and watching your videos! You make me want to be healthier and work for my dreams and I just wanted to thank you because I think your bloomin amazing! Love u

  • abbie

    That was honestly beautiful to read, it gives hope that things get better, and sometimes that’s all somebody needs to hear, it made me feel so much better than I ever thought reading a blog post could 😍 I just want to thank you for that and hope you have a great 2016 🎉

  • Pops

    This is really endearing and humble of Zoe. Just a little reminder that she is human and despite her fame and success she is still entitled to bad days or anxious ones because without those she wouldn’t be the person we all look up to today. She makes a difference in so many lives, even if it may be small like a distraction from any stresses and anxietys people may have in their lives. She ignites a smile in so many and sometimes that is all they need. Happy new year!

  • Vicky Zatonsky

    Zoe, I wanted to thank you for this year!
    You’ve been inspiring me this year, when I watched your vlogs and videos I was happy at the moments. And after them if I had some problem or just needed some kick to do smth, I’ve always found the solution of the problem or started doing smth. I’m really very happy I’ve found you, cos you make me really HAPPY, and I really mean it
    So, I wanted to thank you just for you, that you exist, for your positive and happy cheerful mood, that you share with everyone around you!
    I wish you all the best in the new year and to stay the person you are now❤️
    I LOVE YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH
    Hope to meet you some day❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
    Looove
    Lots of loooooove
    Yours,
    Vi xxxx
    P.S. My mom watches your videos as well and she really loves them x

  • Leonie^^

    Zoe you’re my fave! Not just because you’re gorgeous and beautiful and sweet(you are!) But because you also tell us the bad things happening in you’re life and that makes me feel SO much better when I’m in a bad mood! So THANK YOU for BEING YOU!

  • Megan Jenkins

    That was such an pleasing blog post Zoe! That has made me so happy! Thank you you as well, I look forward to watching your videos and reading your blog all the time, especially when I’m at school! You are such a genuinely kind and thoughtful person and I hope you know how many people you help by doing posts like this. Thank you so so much, happy new year Zoe, Alfie, and little Nala xxxx

  • Yousra

    Loved this a lot Zoe! It’s crazy how everyone accomplished so much this year, it feels like it’s been two years since everyone came out with something of their own! You should definitely be proud of yourself, you’re accomplishing a lot and will continue to succeed this year!

    Yousra | http://www.mystictales.co

  • chloe x

    Blooming eck Zo! I think its safe to say that 2015 has been a roller coaster ride for you but i feel honoured to be part of that ride <3 The type of person you are is what makes everything you create so enjoyable! You never fail to put a smile on my face, in the recent months due to exams at school, my anxiety has been at its worst. I hadn't suffered as hard then, than i had ever suffered before. Whether I will one day forever be free of my anxiety ill have to wait and see, but the comfort of having your videos on anxiety is so enlightening into the many techniques and ways of dealing with it all when it can become too much. I'm proud to call you my role model, through a hobby you were doing what you wanted to do and went for it. you turned it into a great success. With your anxiety when flying to Orlando, you didn't let it stop you and i will take that determination and apply it into my every day life, i'm a viewer that met you at your last summer in the city and you are honestly, hands down, one hundred percent, one of the most kind hearted, genuine you tubers i know. You have a heart of gold filled with only good intentions. Youtube makes me feel like i'm never alone. All i can say is, bring on 2016! team internet I'm ready for you! I'm going to stop rambling now…. but thank you for continuously just being an all round amazing human being and putting countless amounts of smiles on my face. Happy New Year Zoe! i can't wait to see what 2016 has to bring you. and most importantly, never stop being you, because your the best thing you can be in this world, everyone else is already taken. <3

  • I want to thank Zoe for everything she has done. OMG everyone who follows her is amazed by everything she does. Zoella is such an inspirational person to millions of people. LOOK AT ALL THE AMAZINGLY CRAZY THINGS SHE’S DOING. Like it would be a dream for me to be able to reach out to millions of people, and look one of my many idols is doing it, and I LOVE IT! I love everything she does, and I know for a fact that I’m not the only one. Literally, my friends and I always text about Zoe’s videos and posts and everything! I’ve made friends because of Zoe! LIKE OMG! <3 I hear about all these crazy things she's done, and it melts my heart. I'm one of thousands and thousands of people who have read her book, and not to mention that I'm in love with her books and it inspires me to write my own, and because of your views you are able to do all these crazy things. wowowowowow *i want to cry for you but you are probably crying already* Like I've started a blog because of you and Tanya and a couple of other people. LIKE OMG INSPIRATIONAL TO THE MAX! My friends and I will "dress-up" in certain looks you have created, or see certain things in the shops and go, "WOW THAT'S SO ZOE!" This is just my MASSIVE thank you to you Zoe! (And also to all your friends who are also my other idols who have done soooo many amazing things!!) Thank you to everyone who actually ready this as well XD! Sounds like you have just had the best 2015 ever!! All these other people (who I don't know but I'm happy we all have one thing in common and that's you Zoe) and I are so glad to be able to go on this journey with you for 2016! I hope my 2016 turns out amazing too!! <3 Thank you thank you thank you!!! (BTW 11 MILLION PAGE VIEWS OMG!!!)

    vintagesofi.blogspot.com xx

    • JUST THE OTHER DAY YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT THINGS IN 2009-2010-20011-2012 WHAT’S HAPPENING!!!!!! <3

      • Sorry to keep replying to my own comment but I forgot to say something very very important to me (like omg how did I forget!?)

        You have helped me through a lot of anxiety and anxiety related things. I’d watch your videos about anxiety, and I’d read your blog post about anxiety, and I’m just very glad that someone is telling me about these things so I understand myself and others just a little more better! Thank you Zoe! When I’m very anxious or sad or something, I go to your videos and I go read your blog posts.Thank you thank you thank you <3

  • Chantell Koense

    I found myself trying hard to not sob reading this. I’m so proud of you Zoe! <3

  • Ceri

    Congratulations on another fantastic year! I hope that my 2016 has just a drop of the success that your 2015 had!

    I am currently raising money for a family who desperately need to get their husband/father treatment for his Cerebral Hypoxia by the end of the month and if they don’t get it, it won’t work and he’ll be stuck as a baby in a 6ft 5 inch mans body. If we manage to raise the money in the next 3 weeks I will shave my hair off! For more details or to donate please visit: https://www.gofundme.com/ddh8h85g

    Thank you so much in advance to anyone who visits the page, if you are able to help in any way whether that be donating or even sharing the page, it would mean the world to his family!

  • Reading this just before I head to sleep, and I’m nearly crying, you just make the most PERFECT blog posts (and videos) ever and it inspires me and so many others everyday. Thank you for Thanking us, and we thank you. (Too many ‘thanks”?)
    Treat yourself to something nice, like a spa day with Amanda, Poppy and your Mum or somthing, because seriously, you deserve it!

    -ArchieBaitup.blogspot.com

  • Anonymous Blogger

    Dear Zoe, This post is so heartfelt, real and genuine. I can hear you saying the words as I read them. Your blog always offers me happiness and it feels like we are having a conversation in a room instead of me reading your words online. I love that. You have achieved and accomplished so much this year and I am so proud of you. You deserve everything you have achieved. I am so pleased that you have pushed all the negativity provided by people in it for attention away. They are so fake it is unreal. I can’t wait to read more of your amazing blog posts this year. Happy New Year and as always Happy Blogging! xx

    http://www.adayinthelifeoftheanonymousme.wordpress.com

  • SimonaKarablikovaite

    Hey Zoë,
    I was reading it and all sorts of emotions hit me. I was smiling when you been happy, crying when you been struggling. Angry on all the world for being so unfair to you sometimes and you didn’t deserved it at all. However, everything happens for the reason and it makes you a stronger person. I am so so proud of you for what you have achieved so far. I want to say a huge thank you to YOU. Thank you for always being there for me when I am all by myself. You are my sister, my best friend and my role model. I look up so much to you. I wish there would be more people like you. World would definitely be a much happier place. I love you Zoë. Never forget how beautiful inside and outside you are. xxx

  • Maryam

    This actually made me tear up a few times. Incredibly proud of you Zoe and all the amazingly wonderful things youve done this year. Youve achieved sooo much and I’m EXCITED to see all the spectacular things you do in 2016! You’re wonderful, perfect, beautiful and one of the most inspirational people out there. I love you and your content and I’m looking forward for you to be back after you’re well deserved break over new years 😘💕

  • rip caleb logan❤️

    Proud of you Zoe love you xx

  • I really enjoyed reading this post and I’ve gotten a lot from it. I definitely think smaller, more intimate meet-ups are the way to go! You should also be really proud of yourself with what you’ve achieved over this past year.
    Eilidh | herprettystateofmind.blogspot.co.uk

  • Ava

    This made my heart pound with pride! I’m so proud of everything that you’ve struggled with but overcame! I’m so proud of everything that you’ve created in not only 2015, but in all the years of your Internet career. I’m so proud and I can’t wait to see what you do in 2016! I love you 😘❤️

  • Caitlin King

    Zoë I only “discovered” you this year (yeah I know crazy) because my auntie bought me your book girl online and on the back it said blogger and youtuber and I thought OMG I need to check her out! I watched one of your videos (annoying Alfie & peeing with the door open) and I instantly fell I love with you and your videos. When I dug down deeper into your channel and discovered more and different styled videos I found myself enjoying my life more and through you I discovered more channels like your vlogs, Joe, Alfie, Caspar etc… At the very start of the year of 2015 I found my self having panic attacks and anxiety attacks ALOT so found myself staying in more and being scared so that means watching more YouTube and found your “anxiety” type videos and it made be believe in myself more and made me more brave I still suffer from anxiety but without you I would be a nervous wreck with horrific makeup and no friends and it’s all down to you (and Joe because he’s so frickin funny) my life is so much better and the Suggs rule always #teaminternet .

    Love you Zoë always xoxo

  • You are the greatest! I recently discovered you and love how real you are :) I’m glad someone else is as obsessed with their dog as I am haha

    emmyjake

  • Deanna

    Must admit I did get a bit teary MULTIPLE times!
    You’re such a beautiful (inside and out) and honest role model for girls and women everywhere. Thank you for being you xx

  • This was so lovely to read! And I look forward to seeing what 2016 brings for you Zoe :) xx

  • Kelsi Morris

    Zoe I have read this about three times over and cried non stop, I’m so proud of you for everything you’ve achieved, especially in 2015. You have overcome so many challenges that most people could never do never mind someone who has serious anxiety. I’m so thankful I stumbled across your second blog post and followed you along your jouney ever since, to watch you grow and grow in confidence in every blog post, vlog and main channel video has been a blessing. Although you have now been to Glasgow and Endinburgh for book signing I’ve never managed to get tickets. I’ve never gotten to met the girl who helped turn me into the person I am today- but one day I know I will meet you. I’ve read both Girl Online and Girl Online: On Tour and I can honestly say they are amazing in beyond proud of you for them both. And not to even mention Zoella Beauty I have bought everything from the entire range. The Original, Tutti Fruiti & Christmas it’s amazing the amount of work you’ve put into them to make them so special is incredible. Thank you for the amount of time and effort you put into everything to make things so special for your fans this is why you deserve all the Awards you’ve won and this is why you have 9M subscribers. Thank you Zoë for everything,
    Much love Kelsi xx
    Twitter : @hayesgrierx__

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  • Frances

    So proud of everything you’ve accomplished Zoe. You’ve had an absolutely amazing year!

    http://frankietheteddygirl.blogspot.ca

  • Marianne

    Just want say to Zoe I love reading your blog of your wonderful year you had and I hope you have great 2016 ♥️

  • Amber Glenn

    Omg this is the first blog I have read and I loved it xxx

  • Liv❀

    I absolutely loved reading through all the incredible things you’ve achieved and experienced this year Zoë, it’s crazy to think that it all happened in the same year, to be honest. I am so incredibly proud of all that you’e achieved this year girl, you’ve done some incredible things. Thank you so much for always being there when I need the support, I couldn’t have made it through this year without you. And thank you for giving me the opportunity to meet you at one of your book signings this year, you were so so lovely and I was so happy that day. I love you lots, I cannot wait to see what 2016 has in store for you xx

  • Aw Zoe you have achieved so much! Well done for everything x

    http://www.ohjanuary.co.uk

  • Emily Mae

    Zoe, your post really made me feel today and I want to take the opportunity to thank you. My sister who is 18 has special needs which means she finds it very difficult to do things many people her age do with ease. One of which is reading but also understanding and conveying emotion – which was made worse when we lost our little brother. I bought her your first book, it’s taken her over a year to read and she still isn’t quite done but the happiness it has brought her has been so overwhelming. My little sister who has always struggled, who still struggles, feels at peace with herself and is determined to finish girl online. It is all because of you and I have to thank you for making her so happy. We’re now closer than we’ve ever been and she loves to sit me down and watch your videos together. You have even inspired me to write a blog of my own and find my escape online. There needs to be more people like you in this world, you bring so much happiness to so many people. I wish you every single success for 2016, keep doing what you’re doing.

    Emily Mae

  • I love your books (although I’m pretty sure I shouldn’t at 25!) and you pretty much hit being a dog owner on the head…I don’t think I’ve slept in the last year! I miss sleep! Happy new year :)
    Jess @ JuicyyyJesss*

  • Erinn Parter

    I just cried over that…that was one of the best blog posts yet and I’m so incredibly proud of how far you’ve come and that you have managed to cope with the press and your anxiety! You are a true role model and inspiration to millions of people (including me) and I really hope you know that. I know you will have people like Alfie, Joe, Tanya etc around you to support you every step off the way. I’ve also really wanted to go to one of your meetups but I live in Scotland and it’s quite rare for things like that to happen…sadly. Can’t wait to see what 2016 brings and looking forward to more videos and blog posts!

    P.S. I hope that you bring out a third book if that isn’t to much to hope for 😊
    – I also sent you a message on Instagram

    I Love You ZoZo
    From Erinn ❤️xxx

  • From Girl C

    I’m crying happy tears. Everything was so thoughtful. I am so happy you posted this! I can’t believe all these things happened in 2015. Wishing you the best year ever!!!
    girl C
    https://www.fromgirlc.wordpress.com

  • leah stoddart

    This actually made me cry and to know that anything is possible. I love you and keep up the good work xx

  • Oh I just remembered how many amazing things can happen in a year while reading this article. And even the frightfully moments makes it worth it. I mean I had absolutely no idea that I could be that tuff this year … And it’s wonderful that your year has been that amazing too! You can be so thankful for all your lovely friends and family who always be with you, through gewd and bad times… and tbh I can’t wait what will happen next year. You’re such the most inspiring soul out there. So thanks a looooooot for inspiring me! And I think I really have to visit Brighton this year – I am from Hamburg and love the seaside so soo much, but never have been to the UK jet … upssssi! Will changed that definitely as sooon as possible. :)

  • Yousra

    Loved this a lot Zoe! It’s crazy how everyone accomplished so much this year, it feels like it’s been two years since everyone came out with something of their own! You should definitely be proud of yourself, you’re accomplishing a lot and will continue to succeed this year!

    Yousra | http://www.mystictales.co

  • Mikaela Wild

    Absolutely beautifully said Zoe. Made me shed a few tears :'( haha

    You should feel very proud of all you have achieved and never let anyone dull your sparkle because you shine so bright :)

    Lots of love! Here’s to 2016!!! xx

  • oliver atkinson

    Zoe, this is my first time I have ever read your blog post,yea I know I am so a terrible viewer even though I lovle watching your v-logs even if u talk a lot,which overall I don’t care because you talking about stuff is like listening to your best friend or any or thing that I can’t think of to describe it. What I am trying to say is this post on this blog that u uploaded today got me hooked like your book,however I could hear u speaking that in my mind to me it was so epic.I wish hope for 2016 and Alfie and nala.I can’t wait for u to release more great stuff as this year progressess along(I would scream and jump around if u did a candle collection because I know how much u love them).

    Anyway I just want to say not just to but every YouTuber out their that all of you guys are so love and down to earth people that u are the thing that make all your views have hope and joy and encouragement(I could carry on saying nice words )in what we love doing and what we can achieve, but this all because we watch u amazing people and I don’t know what I would have done if I had never came across youtuber’s.
    All I want to say thank you back because u make us views connected to u guys like we are close friends so we will support u in any way possible. (Back to u Zoe )However not the way were views climb over wall just to see u guys,in my opinion that is not a very nice,kind thing to do because that isn’t really helping u guys and I just hope we can help in a better way and not put stress on u guys for 2016.

    P.s I love am loving every book,item that any u youtuber thing I have received for Xmas or through 2015, and I can’t wait to read or use them all.😊😊😊😊😊

  • Great blog post and congrats on all of your success! !!! I hope you have a marvelous 2016!!!!!

  • disqus_l7hyoSqrTt

    This is such a heart warming post Zoe!! I wish you all the best in 2016!

  • I really love following you on all social medias, you can really make my day. And give me a big smile on my face.
    The other day i bought your first book an omg it´s so good i can´t wait to read girl online on tour
    i really hope you hav an amazing day

    lifestylexblogger.blogspot.dk

  • Nika Nikus Parmova

    I absolutely love this blog Zoe, i am so proud of you and i really hope you know that, you are an amazing person, so down to earth and so caring, you are much more that just ‘That girl from youtube’ you are the most amazing person i have ever come across, i really do hope you know that whenever you ever need someone you will always have us, your viewers, your readers, your fans, we will be here for you. We love you from the bottom of our hearts and we will support you forever..

  • Hollie Browne

    Really enjoyed this blog post. Couldn’t be more proud of the true words spoken. Brought many tears to my eyes <3

    Love you always
    Hollie xx

  • Yousra

    Loved this a lot Zoe! It’s crazy how everyone accomplished so much this year, it feels like it’s been two years since everyone came out with something of their own! You should definitely be proud of yourself, you’re accomplishing a lot and will continue to succeed this year!

    Yousra | http://www.mystictales.co

  • Lieja [PB]

    I cried when I red it, I feel so unbelievably proud! Even when I saw you 1 year ago for the first time. You became my big sister I looked up to, when I felt lonely, anxious & cried every night, you was there for me, you understood me & gave me the feeling I was worth it to fight anxiety and start living an happy life. Thank you so much for everything you’ve done for me, we’ll make some more happy history♥ love you a lot!!! (Btw if you red this, can you somehow let me know? I wanna make sure you know what u do with ppl)

  • Danielle Isted

    Love you so much Zoe! You have done so well and deserve every piece of happiness! We’ll all continue to support and love you! :-)

  • This was such a nice post, and now I’m late to meeting my friend because I’m sitting here reading it haha (and maybe tearing up a little too…). Congratulations on all you’ve done Zoe!
    http://www.gracephone.blogspot.com

  • mckenna miller

    Such a lovely post. I am extremely proud of you, and I can’t wait to see what 2016 brings you! xx

  • Aww Zoe, I was tearing up reading this. I don’t tend to get attached to “famous” people or anything but there’s something different about bloggers and vloggers that’s so intimate. I genuinely care about all the writers of the blogs I follow and it makes me so happy that you are finding joy in life and that you are taking on the task of combating your anxiety. Your achievements are remarkable and you definitely deserve to toot your horn a bit here girly. xo, and best for 2016.

    http://katelynmcphee.blogspot.ca

  • Jess

    while reading the dog poo bit my cat vomited :( i thought it was funny :)

  • Anna Neprawskey

    i love how you always mention your friends. you are a lovely human being, zoe <3

  • Lauren

    Absolutely loved it! Thank you for another beautiful year with amazing books and products. You’re a wonderful woman and one day I hope that i’ll meet you.☺
    Best wishes for 2016!
    Lots of love from Belgium xxx

  • Ava McCarthy[PB][ZS]

    going through it all made me a bit emotional but 2015 was definitely a great year for Zoe

  • Hsiao Weng

    What an amazing year! Happy New Year. You’re the best!

    http://www.nomoretulips.blogspot.com

  • Amanda Ramos

    Thank you Zoey for always being yourself and being an inspiration to everyone. You have been a friend to me this past year and a supporter for when my anxiety and hardships got worse. You always put a smile on my face with your blogs and vlogs. I Hope to thank you in person one day for being there for me and to congratulate you on all that you have accomplished and overcame this past year too. Can’t wait to see what 2016 holds for you and want you to know I will be in your corner cheering you on.
    Love,
    Amanda Ramos xoxo

  • katiesaysrelax

    This is absolutely wonderful. You inspire so many people (including myself) and remind me to stay down to earth and thrive on positivity. Much love xxx

  • You’ve had an amazing year Zoe! We’re all so proud of your accomplishments. I’ve enjoyed reading, and watching everything you create, and have for years. In 2015, after reading your blog over again from the beginning, you inspired my to start my own blog emilynmax.blogspot.ca, and more recently my YouTube channel Emily Nunn. I’m looking forward to continuing to watch and read your content, and glad you’ve gotten back into blogging again this year. Happy new year! I hope you have and amazing 2016!

  • Zoel

    2015 has been the best year so far for me. I’ve achieved so many goals that I had proposed. I have also learnt to love Youtube (I thought it was only a place for videos of cats) and of course youtubers, who have changed my life completely to be honest. It is amazing how inspiring people like you, Zoe, are. You have taught me that sometimes if you dream something so bad, it may come true. I have also thought about creating a youtube channel, though I think I am not ready yet. BUT I have my own blog now (link below haha), which is amazing! I want to thank all the people that has made 2015 such a great year, I want to thank, among others, YOU. Thank you for being you, for sharing your life with us and for having such a great impact in my life! I love you, seriously!

    Zoel Hernández | zoelhernandez.wordpress.com

    • Zoel

      Oh I forgot, the post and the images are amazing! I love this kind of posts :) x

  • You’ve obviously had the best year. I hope you’ll also enjoy the positivity of 2016, which I think you will. Of course. Stay positive Zoe!
    Love, Fads

  • Sasha

    This was amazing, so proud of everything you have accomplished in 2015, you have given me so much confidence and on December 25th 2014 I started watching your videos, and my life changed forever, love you zöe and thank you ! xx

  • Eliza

    Absolutely loved reading this blog post Zoe. I look up to you so much and love reading your blog and watching your videos.

  • Erica

    You’re amazing Zoe! You really deserve a lot of support. Your work is just incredible! I LOVE all your videos, blog post and everything else you’re doing. Thank you for beeing you, thats really the best you can be! I much appreiciate everything you does. Happy new year, I hope 2016 is going to be incredible. I think it will! And also, this was an amazing blog post♡ All the best!

  • Tiara Restu Kinanti

    loving this so much, by looking at this picture I feel like a throwback for me too because I’ve followed zoe’s Vlog on youtube and I’m so glad she can achieve that many thing towards a year she is so inspirational

  • Jessica

    This made me feel so happy. I love when you post things like this, Zoe. They really help remind me that you are human and you are changing and trying to better yourself just like I am. I can often forget that your life isn’t perfect, and I often become so envious of everything you have. But then I read/watch things like this and remember that you are only human and you have your struggles too – it makes me love you ever more. Thank you for constantly being someone that I can look up to and have as a concrete role model. I can’t wait to see the ways you inspire me in 2016!

  • Chlo x

    I love you too Zoë! You’re so inspiring and this blog is one of your most inspiring blogs- talking about your anxiety, and being brave by telling people how you feel though you know you may be judged by haters- you’re so brave and inspiring, and that’s why you’re one of my favourite bloggers.
    Love from.
    http://ItsJustChlo.wordpress.com

  • ZOE! This is such a heartwarming post, I love it! Well done, you, for all the achievements you made in 2015!!! (/throws confetti) (/big internet hug). Your blog has definitely been one that I visit and read daily and I appreciate that you always keep it real and stay positive. Yes, you DO make people happy and you DO spread positivity and I am so lucky to have become a regular reader of yours!

    MUCH MUCH LOVE, IWEEN. xo. ♡ | http://wendystrucked.wordpress.com

  • Sasha

    I think everybody should take a leaf out of your book, such true words. congrats on your 2015 achievements you deserve all of them, and all the best for the year ahead xxx

    sashagrigorieva.wordpress.com

  • Molly

    This is so beautiful. I’m so proud of you Zoe you are so inspiring. Happy new year xx

  • Beautiful post Zoe– and I just wanna say, i stumbled across one of those nasty press websites a few months ago, and i just had to laugh. i’ll spare you the details of the website’s content, but I just want you to know that no matter what lies, fabrications, or poisonous gossip these websites promote, most people who consider themselves intelligent will know where real truth and integrity lies, and zoe- i have no idea if you are reading this, but people can see that you have real integrity, and inner beauty, and thats why people continue to watch you every single week. But you don’t need me to tell you all this, you should know that your inner beauty shows where ever you go.

    http://cynicalduchess.blogspot.com <— that is admittedly, some flagrant self promotion. Oh well. ;)

  • this was really refreshing to read Zoe :) Best of luck for this new year. I’m sure there will be many exciting moments!

    -Kere | http://www.youtube.com/iamsohello

  • Evelyn Bertoli

    Thanks to you, Zoë. You’re the one who makes me smile. You’re my role model. I’m 23, I’m not a teenager anymore but I’m obviously growing up constantly and you are the kind of woman I’d like to become one day. My anxiety stops me from doing A LOT of things, I dream about living on my own, traveling the world, etc. But I am SO SCARED of everything and I’m feeling that all I do is being scared of living my life. When I see everything you achieved in spite of you’re anxiety, it makes me so happy and makes me believe that I could actually say yes to a lot more things. It’s not easy at all, but you make me want to try. Also I want to thank you for showing me(us) the amazing life you have and the amazing things you can do in the UK; I’m from Argentina (that’s the reason why I write so bad in english haha) and everything it’s very different here, we don’t have access to the kind of things you do in the UK, everything’s so cool and I love watching your vlogs mainly because of that, they’re so much fun! I’m definitely going to visit the UK someday if I can. Basically I wanted to thank you for encouraging me and for making my heart feel warm everytime I watch your videos. You are such a beautiful human being. Please, never stop smiling and spreading so much happiness. I love you.

  • Autumn Abby

    Hi Zoe i just wanted to say how much of an inspiration you are to me. You help me through a lot of things in my life so I just wanted to thank you for that. I know that whenever i am having a bad day or feeling down I can watch your videos and they will make me happy! Because of you i have started my own blog. I just made it today so it doesn’t really have a lot of content on it yet. http://autumnabby.blogspot.com ~ Abby xx

  • Absolutely loved reading this and all your blog posts. They’ve inspired me to start a blog of my own and I have loved it. You’ve accomplished so much and I hope one day I could say nearly a quarter of what you have. You should be truly proud of yourself. I hope you have an amazing 2016, Zoe.
    ♥ Mae
    maepolzine.com

  • I loved reading this, Zoe and I love your bright little corner of the internet! I wish you all the very best in 2016! xo
    itsvictoriablog.wordpress.com

  • Madison Grace

    This is so sweet! I read the whole thing and loved it. So proud of you Zoe :’) You’re a beautiful young woman and you continue to inspire me. Keep being you xxxxx

    PS: I have a blog too – http://www.bymybedside.com
    Please check it out!! It would make my day :)

    • March Stanley

      I love your blog Madison! Happy New Year :)

  • Maggie

    This is such an amazing post! I wish you nothing but the best in 2016 Zoe!!

    http://thatsmagsforyou.com

  • I loved reading this, I did a little recap over on my blog too. It’s so nice to actually just sit down and write about the positives that have happened in a year as we usually focus on the negatives. 2015 didn’t start off too well for me neither but at least we soldiered on! I can’t wait to hear how 2016 pans out for us all!

    Sally ~ DiagonSally

  • Ayre

    This was just a really emotional post and I enjoyed every bit of it. I actually read the whole thing! I was a bit emotional in some bits and I could only imagine how you were feeling at the time. Thank you so much for sharing so much of your life, your successes and failures, with us. I look forward to what else you have in store for 2016! Love you Zoe!

    Arianne | Ayre

  • Maddy

    You say that you wanna flush out negative people, yet you reconciled with Gabby (aka velvetgh0st) who is possibly the most vile and negative person on the internet. Whatever, Zoe. Also, YOU lied to your fans about your ghostwritten book, some people were just smart enough to figure this out and that’s why the media covered it. Stop playing the victim card and like everything and everyone was against you, because if you were upfront about it from the beginning you wouldn’t gotten any negative attention from the media or flack from some of your peers, fans, etc. I’m not saying I don’t wish you a great 2016, I just wish you would finally be open about that situation.

  • Ashley J.

    Zoe,
    You are without a doubt one of the most adorable, kind, and positive people that I’ve had the pleasure of “knowing” for the last few years. In the least creepy way possible, I feel like you’re my best friend. So often I find myself out shopping and seeing little things that make me think, “Zoe would love that!”. Also, I just want you to know how much you’ve helped me grow as a person in the last month especially. Throughout vlogmas, I couldn’t help but notice your excitement for all of the small things in life. It brought me so much joy to watch you get excited about things such as Christmas films and decorating the tree. I can honestly say that it made me a more positive and happy person throughout the month of December. You’ve taught me to get overly excited about the small things because they truly are the most meaningful things at the end of the day. I continue to see little pieces of you in your novels as well. I stayed up until 4am reading Girl Online last night and enjoyed every second. The way you portrayed Penny’s character reminded me a lot of myself and how I always say things that make me think that others will think of me as stupid, or embarrassing. It’s all been a part of my personal anxiety journey and your book has helped remind me that I CAN do things with the power of my own “Sasha Fierce”. Now, enough of me rambling ;) I truly hope your 2016 is full of love, laughter, and above all, happiness. You deserve all the hugs, hot chocolate, cozy blankets, candles, and bath bombs in the world and I would send them all to you myself if I could. Thank you for everything you’ve done for me Zoe!! Love to you, Alfie, and little Nala :)

  • Marsya Jauzi

    Wow, I just realised that most of the famous youtubers have their own book deal! Love this post so so so much Zoe. Hope you have a great 2016 <3

    http://www.kinikunormal.blogspot.com/

  • Rebecca

    I absolutely loved this blog post. Im such a huge fan of yours, and id love to think friend. Anyhow i felt that this blog post was real and that you are in the right to be who you are and to what you have become. Im proud of you and support you in all that you do. Personally, i would like to thank you for making me happy. Your content, products, blogs, books, posts, all make me happy. You have shown me how to live a positive lifestyle, and that i can do whatever i set my mind too, just like you have. I know you never sent out for “fame”, but i look up too you as a role model. No pressure, i look up to you as your raw true self. Thank you for all your hardwork, i appreciate it. Good job, and good luck in the new year!!!
    Xxx, Rebecca Allton

  • HAPPY NEW YEAR, ZOE! One of my favorite post here to begin an amazing 2016 :)

    http://www.vonnydu.com

  • This is so beautiful. You’ve achieved SO much this year it’s inspiring! I cannot wait to see what 2016 holds for you :) xxx

    thesundaychapter.com

  • I love this post!!!! Even though it was a mammoth task to read, I love how its written and summarizes the year wonderfully :)
    Jackie||Rockin’ Strawberries

  • Aw Zoë I absolutely loved reading this! Thank you for getting a bit more personal and raw with this post. You were the blogger who introduced me to the world of beauty blogging and helped me turn my blog into what it is today (I’m going on three years of writing mine) – so thank you. Cheers to a fantastic 2016, I can’t wait to see all the new content you produce and amazing things you accomplish!
    xx

  • Amanda

    Love this post, Zoe! It’s so heartfelt and genuine. We appreciate you sharing your life with us every day! <3

  • I read this this morning when I first woke up and now I’m reading it again in the afternoon with a cup of tea.. I am honestly so proud of what you’ve achieved in 2015 Zoe :) your blog was one of the first that I ever read and it’s because of you and a few other bloggers that I started my blog :) you’ve achieved so much in 2015 and I wish I was able to give you a high five and some balloons :) I can’t wait to see what you get up too in 2016 :) lots of love Em xx

    http://edoublemamurray.blogspot.com.au/

  • I opened this blog post and started to read but took a break as I had to have lunch with my family. Now that I’ve fully read it, I just want to say that your 2015 was absolutely amazing, Zoe! You’ve achieved so much doing what you love. Nevermind the bashers and those who just want to bring you down. Their attitude and way of thinking won’t get them anywhere! Stay wonderful and amazing this 2016! May you receive more blessings this year and I hope I’d meet you someday! ❤️

    xx, Raisa
    raisaescalada.wordpress.com

  • Gaby Rodriguez

    i love you so much zoe and when ever i watch your videos or read your blog i instantly get happy. I hope that you see my comment and just know i love you so much and you can always make me happy!!!

  • I love this post so much Zoe. I loved your book and I cannot wait to read the second one, even though it will be later than everyone else since I like to read them when I go on holidays (mines in May!). I haven’t been reading or watching you for as long as those people who have been for 9 years but I’m really proud of you and so glad I started because I had no idea how to even manage my anxiety a little bit! Thanks for everything! I hope this year is even better than last!
    xx Kenzie
    Behindhazeleyes06.blogspot.com

  • Hi Zoe!
    Happy new year and best wishes!
    I really loved your article. You’re such an adorable person. I really hope this new year will be full of great things for you because you deserve it ;)
    Take care of yourself!
    xoxo, Lily ♡

    http://lostinparadisespeech.blogspot.com

  • Sujeis

    I’ve been reading your blog and watching your videos for quite a long time now, and seeing how far you came along is just amazing! You are such an amazing person, who doesn’t let the “fame” change your personality. I’m super happy to see all the great accomplishments you have made over the past years and hope this year brings only more fantastic opportunities as well.

    https://acapellabeauty.wordpress.com

  • Katie

    You are so inspirational every day you over come your anxiety and that helps me with mine some days just thought of going to school and have people say mean things to me like always make me have a panic attack and I am getting help but just to sit down and watch or read your blog makes me feel so much better you really do help people just by sitting in front of a camera and filming a video or writing a blog post and I know you work hard we all know that and we all love you rjanj you for being you and I hope you had a merry Christmas and a happy new year xx Katie

  • Zoe, as funny as this sounds, considering I have never met you and live on the other side of the globe, I teared up reading this!
    I have been following your online journey since the beginning in 2009 and it’s absolutely INSANE to see just how far you have come. The things you achieve year by year seem to only get better and better and it’s so awesome to watch team internet not only dominate their own platforms but branch out into other- youtubers into authors, hosts, producers, singers, bloggers…the list goes on! Such a huge congratulations of every single thing you have achieved this year – both big and ‘small’. Cheers to 2016 being the best year yet
    Big hugs from Australia!
    Caitie x
    http://www.what-caitie-did.blogspot.com.au

  • Veronica Khoury

    Can’t wait to read the 2016 one, I love reading your blogs .015 was a great year but my grandfather and my mums uncle passed away, and another youtuber that i watch from bratayley 13 year old Caleb logan passed away in october RIP all those people i mentioned.

  • What a nice read. Well done on all the achievements and here is to a rocking 2016. Love, Elré

  • Emma Quoyle

    loved this, it has been a pretty amazing year for you, your friends and even for me :)

    http://www.emmalouiseq.blogspot.com

  • Sydney Powers

    This is amazing Zoe, I love how you looked back at all of the things that you achieved in 2015 and you also looked back at the hard times you had but you pushed through and made it. I am really proud of you Zoe, and I hope you accomplish everything that you want to in 2016!

  • Loody Nagy

    Anyone mind checking my blog. My 2016 goal is to write as many poems and share them with anyone and everyone. In no way I am a professional poet though :) I’d be happy if you could give my poems a read, and follow, maybe? Thank you lovelies <3

    This is my blog if you're interested: https://anunexpectedpoet.wordpress.com/
    Any comments would be highly appreciated :)

  • Kaitlyn

    i loved this blog post it really opens up the fact that even though you have a rough year you still do something amazing and share it with your friends

  • Pari Pradhan

    You inspire me zoe .. You really really do. You make me want to overcome my anxiety and do better in every aspect of my life. You motivate me.
    Congratulations for all you have achieved in 2015. And hope you will achieve even more in 2016.
    Xoxo,
    One of the viewer and admirer.

  • charity

    Thank you Zoe for being such a huge inspiration for so many girls around the world, and also being such a dedicated creator on Youtube and all the other social medias. Please keep being who you are and never change for others. Congratulations on your achievements this year and I’m sure 2016 is even gonna be better! ooxx

  • Tynnika

    Your blog is a joy to read and this wrap up was incredible – you have achieved so much in 2015! I wish you all the best for 2016 and I cannot wait to see what you will achieve.

    Tynnika xx

    http://tynnikablogs.blogspot.com.au/

  • Nikki

    2015 was such a reflective year for me, and seems like it was for you too Zoe! I’m about to enter my first real year in the adult workforce, and I’ll be moving out this year as well – so there’s a whole lot of change looming ahead of me, which is scaring me more than I care to admit. Here’s hoping we both have a happy and productive 2016!

  • Sheridan

    I love this post! It’s amazing to see what you have achieved in just a year and the rest of your friends and #TeamInternet. You’re blog posts, videos, tweets and Instagram posts all inspire me and 9 million other people in more ways than one. You represent someone who people should strive to be. You were the main YouTuber that inspired me to start my own channel up and start uploading videos. I wanted to have an impact on girls and boys younger and older than me just like you. I loved how you could present yourself as someone who is a real person, someone with flaws and someone who isn’t a snob to their fans. You have showed your followers and subscribers the real side of you, whether if you are happy or sad, got acne or have makeup on and I love you because of that. You make people like me feel included in your amazing and extraordinary life. After reading girl online and absolutely loving it, I also decided to start my own blog up late last year called ‘Flawless Pineapples’. Watching you talk about anxiety and then reading a book about a girl who suffers from anxiety has really helped me. I don’t get anxiety that bad but from time to time I do get anxious about things, like big crowds and other social stuff. i have now finished Girl Online: On Tour (it took me only a day I was that excited) and I am even more excited for what 2016 brings to you, the rest of #TeamInternet and myself. You have helped me and inspired me Zoe and i am thankful for that.

    Love Sheridan xx

  • Nicky Goldsmith

    You should be so proud of what you’ve achieved honey. Hold the good times in your heart and grow stronger from the bad times xx

  • You’re amazing and I can’t wait for what’s to come from you this year. I’m always gonna be here for you throughout your journey Zoe! x

    http://yourstrulyshai.blogspot.com.au

  • Amy

    Loved everything you did last year! Keep up all the amazing work Zoe :)

  • Beautiful post! Team Internet is definitely taking over, everyone’s had so many achievements over the last year! Happy new year everyone <3

    Jess x
    indulgentrose.blogspot.com

  • Claud

    Zoe this was absolutely touching! I am so happy to have been watching you grow as a person over the years, either through your videos or reading your blog. Your such an inspiration and you never fail to connect with your viewers and supporters on such a personal level. I thank you so much for doing what you do I can’t imagine how hard it is to balance everything that happens in your life. I hope you take the time to relax after all the hard work you have done in 2015 especially from December doing vlogmas and 24 days of Zoella. I wish you all the best for the coming year! xxxx

  • The best blog post ever! Almost cried at the end…I don’t know why! :P
    Zoe you’re the best human being on this planet, we love you too. xx
    https://birdree.wordpress.com/

  • Happy new year Zoë 😊 I just wanted to sneak in here and tell you how proud I am of you. I may not know you personally, but you’re an incredible human being. Creative like few, you come up with the most brilliant things. It is an honor for me to be able to take part in your journey as well as creating my own. You’re definitely and inspiration and I’m grateful that your parents have brought you into this world. I like how you put deep thought in the slightest things and how you go out of your way to make others happy. I’ve written a book as well (but I haven’t published it) and it was one of my greatest accomplishments so far. I now have a blog, where I post stories (a main story) about love, passion, romance and happiness. All because of you. So thank you for being you.

    Lots of hugs and kisses!

    http://www.badassjane.com/

  • ell

    This was amazing!
    If anyone wants to check out my blog it would mean the world… elliexblog.wordpress.com
    (Ps I only have one post a the moment!) x

  • This is such a great post to read! Hope 2016 is going to be an amazing year for you, your family and everyone else! :-) All the best, Zoe xx

  • R3gina

    Girl Online On Tour is just amazing. I’m from austria but I still love your books so much. I feel so much little things when I read your books. You are such a beautiful and amazing person. 2016 will be your Year.

  • Noortje Wijckmans

    Loved reading this. It’s amazing to see your whole year written down like this. I started following you in the summer so I’ve ”missed” the first part of your 2015. Hope 2016 makes all your dreams come true!
    Project NW | Olive
    Contemporary Clothing

  • Zösi

    I cried a little reading how much you had accomplished this year. I been watching you for almost 3 years now and I just want to say that your posts/vlogs/vids really make me happy in my hard times. Thank you! xx

  • Lia Sophie

    I cried when I read this post, because I remembered all this things and all the things that happened in my 2015. And 2015 was hard. Two of my good friends went on an year abroad, Zayn left 1D( My spring vecations felt like shit ! ), I had to do a lot of school (which rimes), and many many other things. But 2015 was also very cool and nice and I loved it anyways :). I saw 1D on a concert in London, I was in Dublin with my Dad and I met a lot of olf friends that I have not seen for a while. There are much more good and amazing things. So lets start a new year :D. I will be in London and in Paris this year ! I feel so happy that my year starts so good !
    And I love you Zoe, you are a lovely woman that feels like a friend, and you are so nice and I learned so much from you ( especialy more english :)). So thank you for everything and anything this year ❤

  • This is amazing, Zoe! I am so happy and proud of the things you’ve gone through and achieved in the past year! xx

    http://www.thelunchcompanion.com

  • Maisie Lee

    I absolutely loved this blog post! It is amazing to see what everyone has achieved in such little time and it makes me very proud. Zoe you are incredible and if you ever read this I want you to know that I support everything you do and I will continue to love you and all your videos, blogs and tweets! I’ve been subscribed since before you reached 1 million and to watch you flourish has been an honour. I love you xx

  • Sara Akhtar

    That was absolutely touching!! It’s amazing to see how much you’ve grown as a person and a YouTuber. This comes from all of us, we a re so extremely proud of you. You have empowered so many young people and helped them with their anxiety also. You are truly an inspiration Zoë. I am so looking forward to the many more successes you will have in 2016. Wishing you all the best!! xxx

    Sara ♥︎

  • This was beautifully written, Zoë. It also made me shed a few tears. You are such an amazing person who doesn’t deserve all the negativity she gets. You so clearly work hard for everything you’ve accomplished and it’s really bad not everyone can see that. Team Internet can get a lot of negativity for just being “kids with webcams” but if anyone would read this they might understand it’s so much more. Also they might understand that people actually have feelings (it might be quite a shock to them).
    I hope you’ll keep that positivity because its something a lot of people can use a little more of. It’s one of the reasons why I love watching your videos.
    I’m so glad I am subscribed to you and get to witness your little piece of the internet. I wish you the absolute best for 2016. You deserve it so much. It might sound a little cheesy but you really are an inspiration. X

  • Missamrunaway

    Hello!!! I’ll know you’ll probably never see this as I swiftly fall into the crowd of comments but I thought I’d just say a huge well done for all you’ve done this year! You truly are an inspiration to us all. I may not be your CRAZIEST FANGIRL but I make sure to always by things from your range, plus I’ve brought both the books which I LOVE!!! This is random but another thank you for being there when I was in a really bad place in 2014 *a while back I KNOW*. I found you through a magazine in the Summer of 2014 & that’s how I’ve found out about YouTube (more)! Your drive & ambition always keeps me in high spirits. So thank you, gosh I’m know for being a chatter-box I’ll shut up now 😂 but thank you & have a great year ^_^♡ xoxo

    – Missamrunaway // http://www.missamrunaway.com

  • Zoe, all those highlighting pics of your 2015 gave me so much goosebumps (in a gooood way!) and excitement. Thank you for always being YOU! I can’t wait for even better things to happen to you this year! Love you xx

    http://jkdawn.blogspot.kr/

  • Luka

    I’m so so so proud of you. I didn’t knew you were dealing with anxiety, but you handle it so well. Keep doing what makes you happy, we will support you! X

  • It sounds like you’ve had a fantastic year Zoe, and you’ve certainly crammed it to the brim with amazing things! I hope 2016 is just as good, if not better for you!

    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

  • Kisses Cathy

    Ahw I love this blog post. I’m so proud of all the things you have done and achieved this year! I’m sure 2016 is going to be amazing too! Love you lots, xx

  • Stayce achziger

    I love your writing skills! You’re so beautiful Zoë!

  • KayxLaurenx

    I loved this. You achieved so much last year and we are all so proud of you! You books and products are amazing. We love you! <3

  • Loved reading your article Zoe! You are such an inspiration and I love how you stay with both feet on the ground during it all. You have achieved some amazing things and you have wonderful people around you to share it with. I think that is the most important bit!

    thetouristoflife.com

  • hamna.[PB.Zoe]

    Zoe this blog post is just amazing i have tears in my eyes while reading this… You are the one who brought me back in the normal world i was so depressed my friend suggest your channel and blog it literally work like a meducation for me my doctors are really happy with my progress if you grow s a person i grow with you as well thank you i cant meet you i live far far away but just read this. This is all i want.

  • Ivana

    2015 for me wasn’t that great year many ups and downs. Hopefully 2016 will be better :)
    Wishing you all very healthy and happy new 2016.

    itisivana.blogspot.com / beauty, fashion & lifestyle /

  • I absolutely loved reading this round-up! Watching your vlogs and reading this makes me so proud and happy for what you’ve achieved so far. Good luck and all the best for the next year as well. I can’t wait to see the content you’ll make and the adventures that you’ll go on!

    Love,
    Hannie Arden from Missing Wanderer.

  • Jennifer Helen Barnett

    Wow, Zoe this blog was amazing and I loved it when you talked about Tanya and Jim’s Wedding and also Nala’s 1st Birthday.
    I so cannot wait to see what 2016 brings for you Zoe.

  • Chantal

    I love how honest and heartfelt this blog post is! You’ve come so far in 2015 and have achieved so many incredible things, I’m sure there will be more great achievements made in 2016 xx

    http://www.chantallovesblogging.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Nadine McBrien

    I really loved this blog today, it inspired me so much to just forget about all those people who bring me down and life in and to just spend time with the ones who make me feel happy and great! Thanks Zoe❤️

  • Laura Mareno

    I read the whole thing!! You’re so inspiring zoe! 2016 is going to be amazing! kisses:D

    http://laurasavenue.blogspot.com.es/

  • Lenka Punčochářová

    Love this post❤️You are incredible, strong, beautiful women and don’t let anyone and anything to change you ❤️

  • Tag Samson

    Loved reading and following this blog. Hope 2016 brings you all an amazing year. If you have time feel free to check out my blog, I’m still kinda new at it, so feedback would be awesome. http://creativeoutlettag.blogspot.com.au

  • Well done on a great year Zoe. I always love watching you grow and progress each year – especially with your anxiety. You’re an inspiration to many. x

    Erin | beingerin.com

  • Stacey Mullen

    1 minute my heart is melting with the sweet words your saying the next I’m laughing so hard that I can’t even breathe. I may only be 1 in 9 million fans but when I read your blog posts and watch your videos it feels like it’s just you and me and we’re 2 best friends.

  • wow this was a great read!

  • lauramariska

    loved it and read it all! Loves from The Netherlands

  • Rosalie

    And thank you ❤

  • Lola Birch

    Zoe, you are such a massive inspiration to so many people, I think that i can definitely speak for all 9 MILLION of your fans when i say that we have gained so much courage and determination from you. Whether it’s your struggle with anxiety or pursuing your amazing beauty and novel careers, you are always so determined to not let anyone/anything beat you. I hope to one day have this amazing commitment too, it is definitely a new years resolution of mine!
    So, overall, thank YOU so so much for helping so many people and I am sure that 2016 will give you even more reasons to do so. Keep going Zoe!
    Love you lots,
    Lola xxx
    blogsbylola.blogspot.co.uk

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      my tiny little blog : https://worldlifehappiness.wordpress.com/
      and thanks:)

    • Patrícia Marques

      Hi Lola, I completely agree with you, after following Zoe for God knows how long I am so proud of everything she has accomplished and I hope 2016 brings so much more joy and happiness not only for Zoe herself but also for all the people that have been, just like me, following her throughout all this years. Have a Happy New Year :)

      Check out my blog if you want to! http://ticaslife.blog.com/

      Lots of love,
      Tica xxx

  • Marine Veronica ♥

    Zoe, I follow you for one year now, and I enjoy so much what you do :) ! This is awesome, you deserve the best, you give so much ! Thank you ♥

  • Dimana

    We also thank you, Zoe, for everything. For the amazing two books, your beauty products. For the amazing “#24DaysOfZoella” in your both channels. Thank you for being always you and loving us. We are proud of you and I’m hoping that 2016 is going to be the best year, for you, us and everyeone else.
    We love you!❤

  • BunnyMaru

    You’ve been such a huge inspiration this year since I found your channel and began following your work. I have not been happy for a very long time but seeing you, the struggles that manifest that you work to overcome while not being too afraid to ask for help or own up to your weak areas, it’s made me really want to take responsibility for finding my own happiness and moving away from all the toxic things and especially people in my life. It will take me a long time, I know, but life is still worth living, or it can be, when you fill your surroundings with beautiful things and wonderful people. Thank you for being you and sharing your experiences with us

  • Nienke

    I am currently reading your second book. I love it! And I love your blog!

  • bloggingthroughthemirror

    There is no way this comment will get seen but I’ll take my chances because I wanted to show some support for you and say that you’ve done such a good job with everything this year despite all the negativity you still manage to do amazing things.

    I’m from Manchester and having both parents with anxiety means they have never been able to travel so of course that meant growing up we never went on holiday, I didn’t even go anywhere in the UK. I lived 100% of my life in Manchester. I really didn’t think travel would be possible for me who also suffers with anxiety badly and I had given up until my uncle who lives in New York asked if I wanted to go and see him. I kicked anxietys bum last year and I got on a plane and I went to New York and travelled my myself for the first time in my entire life. Our determination and minds are much stronger than our anxiety!

    http://www.throughthemirror.co.uk/2015/12/2-years-blogging-reason-why-i-blog.html

    I speak more of it here in my reasons why I blog post,
    Anyway, I feel live I’ve just written a book haha!

    I hope you and your family have a brilliant new year!

    Caitlin
    http://www.throughthemirror.co.uk

  • This post has made be feel so refreshed! It highlights how much of a real person you are and how all of us go though battles in our daily lives! Surely this should prove that negative people who comment nasty things should stop doing what they are doing and start fighting the obstacles in their own lives ! Zoe you have accomplished so much this year and I hope you have an amazing year to come . Thank you for this post it’s made me feel inspired and determined to achieved anything I want to this year ( I don’t usually comment on blogs / YouTube but I had to on this one!) http://www.livvyandallthingsbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1 xxxx

  • Jade Farrell

    Oh Zoe this is so beautifully emotionally satisfifing. I think most of your followers would feel the same. We felt your pain and happiness as you shared your life with us this year. We are rooting for you and always know we are here to support you, your safety net. It’s the least we can do as you give us so much in return. I watch a few youtubers but there is something about you that makes me smile the whole way through your videos. Your my heaven at the end of the day and so many others given your 9million subscribers.
    Wishing you all the best for 2016.

  • Merve

    I cried a little bit. I wish i know you in my personal life. You’re an amazing person. Keep inspiring people, Zoë. I love you.

  • Andrea Lynn

    I love you Zoe, But Why didnt you tag Caspar ?? I know it might be a mistake andlike the whole british youtuber clan kinda makes Casp an outcast no hate just saying.

    But other than that I loved this post <3

  • This is such an inspirational and aspiring post! You’ve achieved so much offline and online. Congratulations on everything and best wishes for 2016 x

    itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

  • AlienGirl

    I loved what you did this year, still do! You have inspired me so much, like test new things, for example my blog I started it the first day of this year. http://www.aliengirlblog.wordpress.com
    Loving it so far!!! LOVE EVERYTHING THAT YOU DO!!! xx AlienGirl

  • Laura

    I really enjoyed reading this Zoe, and also I am proud of you for being so raw and open about your feelings. I feel like I went on an emotional journey with you as I read this and as I budding blogger/writer I felt so empowered to go and follow my ambitions and dreams by the time I was finished reading.
    I want to thank you for being so open about your anxiety this year, hearing you explain how you feel ad what happens made me understand so much about myself. I have suffered with depression since my last year of Secondary school, I spent my first year of college completely isolating myself from everyone even my family, I alienated friends that still haven’t ‘forgiven’ me for what ‘I did’, and all the time all I wanted was for someone to reach into the shadows where I hid and say “I understand how you feel”. Now I am 23, and I realise that so many of the decisions I made, regarding my studies and career path, I did out of fear of the unknown; instead of pursuing the things I am really passionate about I settled for a ‘safe job’. I look around in the world and I see so many people, like you, who have made a living doing what they love, and sure it still comes with it’s own challenges, but those people are happy to go to work. The round about point that I am making is that people should be more open to discuss mental health issue, especially with teenagers and young people, so that they can understand what they are feeling and why they are feeling that way, but more importantly that it’s OK to feel that way and you are not alone in it.
    I hope that you continue to talk openly about our anxiety because you are helping so many people in doing so. I wanted to tell you all this when I met you back in September, but you know how it is, when it came to the moment standing beside you and Tanya I reverted to my socially anxious self, smiled and said nothing. However, I am saying it now, Thank You! x

  • Eloise

    such an insane year, loved this post!

    http://www.thewhimsicalwildling.com/

  • Karolina Ežerskytė
  • Beautifully written. I see how much effort you put into your blog and I absolutely love it. I am so happy you can write it all down here. Girl, you are loved and I can’t wait for you to go on new adventures. ^-^
    Lots of love from Belgium!

  • Lize

    Sweet Zoe,

    I have been keeping up with your YouTube life since you had around 200,000 subscribers and slowly, but surely I found myself following you on all other social media as well. Back then I thought you were funny, a great friend, amazingly kind, … beautiful inside and out. I thought there was nothing wrong with you and to be honest, it came to a point where it made me feel really bad about myself. I was struggling with low self-esteem, social anxiety and depression. I stopped watching your videos for a while, but eventually it got better. When you came back into my life, I saw the video that you made about anxiety. That really meant a lot to me. I knew then that I could have anxiety or depression, but I could also be beautiful, be kind, be strong. Achieve my dreams and make new life-long friends.

    I don’t usually leave any comments or send any tweets, as they tend to get drowned in all other conversation. I guess I’m writing this mostly just for me. But if you are at some point reading this, I just want to say; I hope you’ve had a lovely day.

  • George Robert

    Such a genuine woman, lots of people love you Zoe! I’m proud to be that small percentage of male viewers! :D x

  • Gwen Hammett

    I enjoyed watching your videos, reading your blogs, using your products and reading your novels (I couldn’t put them down!) Thank you so so much for helping me through the year!

  • Zak Midwinter

    This blog post was so emotional and moving, and it shows how much you have gone through in 2015 good and bad. Well you have inspired me a lot in 2015 including saying yes to a lot more things even basic things like going out with my friends for the day shopping or something like that and my confidence has grown a lot scince January 2015. Thanks Zoe for everything in 2015 your a great inspirring idol Zak xxx

  • Alina

    This was such a lovely post and I’m really excited for you what will happen 2016 and which opportunities you’ll be able to pick this year! x

  • A wonderfully written blog post and by far my favourite reflective blog post that I have read so far. You’ve gone on such an incredible journey and you still come across as so down to earth with such an incredible outlook on life. You should be so proud of yourself. I’m glad that you’re blogging again as I read your blog long before I found you on Youtube. Keep it up!

    Happy New Year, Zoe! :)

    http://IAmLinderella.blogspot.co.uk

  • lucy prosser

    This is definitely my favourite blogpost you’ve written. It’s crazy to see how successful you’ve been this year, I know 2016 will also be amazing for you. Congratulations :)

    Lucy xoxo

    http://lucyannblog.blogspot.co.uk

  • Tammy Nyman

    Thank you Zoe… For all you do. Your an amazing person. I love everything you do. I just finished your first book and can’t wait to read your next , which I received for Christmas. I really want to thank you for bringing awareness to how aniexty can be debilitating. Both myself and daughter suffer from it. You give us hope that we can still succeed in what we do. By the way it was my daughter who told me to start watching you. I did, and now we watch you together.

  • Julianna

    I love reading you, everytime I have a smile on my face. Love you so much <3

  • Grace Freeman

    love your blog zoe! I’m soooooo proud of you and can’t believe how far u have come xxx

  • pia

    these photographs are adorable!
    lunjasky.wordpress.com
    Lunjasky bloglovin

  • Helene Davis

    💙💙💙

  • Tee Jones

    I read this blog last night and it left me feeling all warm and fuzzy because 2015 really was a great year- with some of the hughest ups and the lowest downs. One of the reason i (and i speak on behalf of many) got through the lowest downs was from reading zoe’s blogs and watching her videos. So thank YOU zoe. You were the one to keep us smiling through the darkest days :)) love you xxx

  • Tierney Higgins

    I agree with Tora Bellablog hre novles are shmazing

  • Sophie Charl

    Aw Zoe this made me cry! We all completely support everything you succed in and when the going gets tough. Congratualtions on everything you have achieved. I feel so prealiged to be able to say that I was along for the ride although I was not by your side… that rhymes. Thank you so much for all that you do, you really inspired me, which you propbably here all the time but thank you. Stay strong and stay beautiful.

  • Harriet Ho

    I do also care what people think about me. And the piece of advice you gave me is enough to make me happy. Even though no matter what, I’ll still continue on having this uneasy feeling and hide in my little corner, it still really helps me and hopefully to battle against it someday
    We are all happy for the things you have overcome and helped you to realise the negatives and turn them into positives. Even though I have only been watching you for at least half a year and only properly read your Blog for a few months, I’m grateful to have discovered your YouTube channels, this Blog and you as a person. You’re a funny, bright, brave and an intelligent person. Hope you and everyone else will have a great 2016 and see what comes for us next.

  • Such a perfect post Zoe, I wrote one similar on my blog and I absolutely love that I’ll be able to read it back in a few years & see what changes have been made. I love that you write it for you just as much as everyone else.
    I for one have loved watching you grow into a beautiful young woman and I am often inspired by your posts.
    Looking forward to seeing what 2016 brings for you – Keep inspiring <3

    http:[email protected]

  • Clarissa Ractliffe

    This blog post is amazing, has to be my fave because as you were going through each month I remember my reactions to all the events you mentioned! I love you so much and you never fail to make me smile! Xx

  • This is a great post. It’s horrible that the media can cause people to feel so downtrodden and negative and I’m glad you’ve pulled through it. It’s amazing how much you have achieved this year! Good luck for 2016!

    Jemima x
    anotherrantingreader.blogspot.co.uk

  • Popsy looe

    This was beautiful, genuinely made me feel really emotional. So proud of you Zoella you have worked so hard and no one should put you down for that. Here’s wishing you a happy and health 2016. Love you Zoe :)

  • Anke N.

    Every year has its ups and downs, all that counts is that we stand up time and time again, no matter what gets thrown in our way. I try to see all the bad things that happen as an opportunity to take something good away from it, although it can be hard at times. Wish you all the best for 2016 and keep on doing what you’re doing :)

  • Ella Payne

    I love this blog post x I love how zoe writes too x let’s face it…..zoe is the best 😁

  • Tinkerbell

    I am very proud of what you have achieved, Zoe! You can definitely pat yourself on the shoulder!!

    Lots of Love from Germany!! <3

  • Natty

    Amazing post :). Love you so much!

  • Amy Arthur

    This gave me goosebumps! Thank you so so much for all you do and continue to do that keeps me inspired X you truly are someone worth looking up too and never fail to amaze me with how far you have come in life! All my love <3

  • LifeAllStar Blogs

    Zoe, this blog post honestly made me shed a tear. It is amazing how far you have come! You are my inspiration, my role model and I love everything about you. ( I mean that in the least creepy way possible) 2015 has been a heck of a year, but lets hope 2016 is just as successful, more positive and enjoyable for everyone. Here’s to 2016!

    Love you loads,

    Nabeeha Xxxxxxx

    lifeallstar321.blogspot.co.uk (can people check out my blog please? It would mean a lot. Leave yours too so I can check it out Xxx)

  • Ella Wright

    Amazing post Zoe! I know this year must have been extremely hard for you in many ways but you have so so many people who adore, love and appreciate you. I honestly think the reason why you have such a large following is because of how relatable and genuine you’re. We love you Zoe and no matter what the press or anyone says, we love you for who you are. Not some made up stories which are just released for pure attention. <3 Ella xxx twitter: @itsellawright

  • I loved reading this!! Congrats on everything you’ve achieved in 2015, Zoe, and I can’t wait to see what you do this year!! xx

    paigeyeahh.wordpress.com

  • Andrea

    Oh my god! This was amazing, Zoe! See how far you have come make us really proud of you. Don’t let anyone bring you down because you have so much people that loves you. While reading this, between paragraphs, I watched Girl Online book in my shelf. It was totally worth it, you helped so much people with that. It is impossible for that book to be a mistake. You’re incredibly inspiring for me, for your followers and for many other people because its difficult to see womans like you: strong, with feelings, with goals, they fall? Yes, but they come back stronger and beautiful, in the inside and outside. We are the ones that have to say thank you, thank you for all Zoe.

  • This is extremely heartfelt and as a long time viewer and reader of your blog, I’m glad you took the time to sit down and open up your heart to us. 2015’s been rough for me and as you mentioned “it’s all down to you”, it really hit home. I’ve learnt that the greatest prison that people live in is the fear of what others think and I’m constantly reminding myself that someone else’s opinion of me does not have to become my reality. You’re an inspiration. Keep doing what you’re doing! Have a blessed 2016~

    Love, V.
    :: VROGUE :: STYLE・TRAVEL・LIFE

  • Naz

    I have bought EVERYTHING you mentioned.
    I think I’m TOO addicted to YouTube :D

  • Ashley Christabelle

    Love this roundup! Amazing one x so proud of you, Zoe!

    http://www.ashrealasitgets.blogspot.com

  • Serene Rose

    Zoë, thank you for sharing your 2015 reflective thoughts with us! You are truly an inspiration to many 😊 I would like to thank you for helping me to see life in a positive light and find what I can learn and take away from it to become the person I want to be, so again, Thank you, it means so much that you helped me through so many rough patches in 2015 without knowing. This year, I am determined to make the most out of life, taken challenges thrown my way head on and cut out all the negativity in my life and hopefully have the best year yet.

    Love and Hugs xx

  • Naďa Černá

    Zoe happy new year ! :)

    please follow my blog : THE COLORFUL THOUGHTS

  • Jenna Souza

    Love you, Zoe! You were my inspiration to start blogging and YouTube because you’re so genuine and kind hearted; that definitely shows in this post. Even though you’re only a few years older than me, you’re an amazing role model for myself and for millions of girls (and boys) around the world. Don’t stop doin’ what you’re doin’, and here’s to an amazing 2016! 💕

    http://www.midsummersun.com

  • Dali

    Following you brings me so much happiness. And when I watch your life and your struggles with anxiety — I simply root for you, say a little prayer, want the bad times to end, and wait for the light to come back when you’ve been down. I read this with excitement and interest, happily recalling every moment you mentioned. My emotions were completely in check. But when I read that comment in all caps – “I DIDNT HAVE A PANIC ATTACK”. I cried, the tears came out of nowhere woman! I’m proud and happy for you. And I can’t wait to keep following you as your light shines brighter. Thank you for the endless laughter, beauty and encouragement. You’re a good egg. The best.

  • Anna

    i really enjoyed this, love you zoe! i hope you have an amazing 2016!

    http://www.getoutofmyroomblog.wordpress.com

  • Imaan Shamsi

    I love this post, I am just so proud of you Zoe and I love you so much! I really want stuff from the Zoella Beauty range, but I’m not sure where to find it where I live :( Love you and have a great year xxx
    http://justanobody2016.blogspot.ae

  • stelle:)

    love you Zoe!! No matter what! xx

  • Julie S

    I love this, back where it all began, the blog!

    http://www.withjulez.com

  • Angelina Wright

    this made me cry…thank you Zoe…I love you so much and I look forward to spending 2016 with you xx

  • Maddie

    Ahh Zoe. I’m so proud of how far you have come as a person and a creator over these past 7 years. I can’t wait to see what 2016 has in store! Love you.
    -Maddie
    Blog: Sundaysaresunny.com

  • leah

    Hey Zoe you probably might not be interested but on the 31st of December I made a big decision. It was to cut my hair. I have had long hair since I can remember and to finally chop it up to my shoulders was very hard for me. I knew that I was going to the hair dressers but I didn’t know exact what I wanted. Personally I think that what I did was chose in a split second. When I looked in the mirror after she had finished I didn’t know what to do. My brain went mad with emotions but I felt myself tearing up and waited until I got home to start crying. The minute I walked through the front door a huge river of tears soaked up my jumper. After thinking about it now the thing that I was most scared about is how will everyone eat school react. I always put others before myself and have never had much confidence in myself either. I haven’t been outside much either and even though you might think that a silly haircut shouldn’t take over me I couldn’t just face the outside would yet. School starts tomorrow and I think that I am starting to get used to it. However as a girl that is awkward around people she doesn’t particularly like all I hope is that it’s going to be alright. Is it alright to feel scared about what other people think? I am a strong girl but there are days that things people say about me weigh me down. I am very happy for and proud of what you’ve done so far. I love both of your books with so much passion. Finally, I wish you all the best for 2016 and keep on smiling because seeing you smile makes me smile!!!!!
    Love Leah.

  • Sofia

    Thank you so much, Zoe, for everything really. I have suffered with anxiety and we feel the same thing but what triggers it is different, and knowing that there is another person that you can relate to is the best thing in the world. Another thing is the acne, mine got better because of some medication but the worst ones are still there and so many scars and the way that have learned to accept your skin as it is inspires me so much to accept it and to let my self confidence grow. And so so much more things. Thank you.

  • BIG ZOELLA FAN

    Through the year of 2015,I’ve watched ur youtube videos,ur vlogs and reading ur blog. It makes me happy and I just can’t imagine a day without watching Zoe. U make me feel comfortable and made me to accept who I am. The fact that I’m dealing with panic attacks and anxiety,we share something in common,haha. I love u so much Zoe. U can’t imagine how much u made me feel better every single day. Looking forward for more of your videos and vlogs in 2016. Lots of love,a fan of you. xoxoxo

  • Jordan Courtney

    I loved reading this Zoe – so heartfelt! Was so nice to see the year in pictures and remember all the achievements you and your friends have made! Hope you have the best 2016 – can’t wait to see what it brings!

    Jordan | JordanCourtney

  • Natalia Duguay

    Thank you for all the laughs recipes and good times watching your videos with my little brother. I think that all that you’ve accomplished in 2015 is impressive and I wish you a very productive year for 2016

  • Vas Boglarka

    Loved it! And I love you Zoe soo much, you make me feel so much better every time. Keep making these awesome things you do! xxx

  • Good to know that having shorter hair doesn’t mean less maintenance, haha :-) I often think about chopping off a lot of length, but then in the end I always reconsider. I LOVE the Bake Off by the way, it’s such a fun show to watch!

  • Stella

    What a great blogpost! I love how genuine and heartfelt you are. You are such an Inspiration to me and I can relate to so many things you write about and say. Love you xx

    Stella | http://onegirlblogger.blogspot.com/

  • Amélie

    Great Blog post Zoë loved to read it. You inspire me so much thankyou! Love you xx

  • Bela Vecchia

    Te amo <3

  • I’d like to discover new blog so if you want comment your blog and I’ll check it! :)

    here is mine: https://birdree.wordpress.com

  • Lovely post Zoe – here’s to an awesome 2016 :)

    Lizzie Dripping

  • izzy
  • #TeamInternet is taking over and it is great to be able to see all the creators’ successes as more opportunities open up! Best of luck with the future :) xxx

    http://Www.lemonadedaisies.blogspot.Co.UK

  • Caro

    Thank you zoe for sharing that with us – you inspire me! really looking forward to a even more exciting year 2016.
    lots of love from germany!
    xx caro @_sommer_kind

  • Becky Cullen

    I suffer from anxiety myself and have found your openess and honesty about your anxiety struggles really inspiring. I’ve struggled silently for years with only my doctor and therapist knowing and seeing you and others be so open about it inspired me to speak up. I recently opened up about it on my blog in the context of flying, maybe I can help you as you have helped me.

    http://www.girlgoesto.com

  • What an amazing year you’ve had!! Can’t wait to see what 2016 brings x

    http://www.wonkylauren.com

  • Sophie Ashton

    Wow – amazing read Zoe <3 Lots of love to you, Sophie xx

  • This is definitely one of my favourite posts you’ve done – it’s amazing to see what you’ve done for us Bloggers. I’m eternally grateful, you’re such a strong woman, and its so admirable to see how successful you’ve been. Also, as a fellow anxiety sufferer, I love how you’re spreading the awareness. We all can try and kick that stigma in the butt. Hope you had a lovely New Year. [ps. I agree with the other comments, you should make a film!!!] Sending all my love, xx

    SOPHIE ANNE HAMILTON | sophieannehamilton.blogspot.co.uk

  • Pili G

    Looks like you had a great 2015! I hope you can achieve everything you want to in 2016, and I hope it is a great year for you Zoe!

    Love

    Pili

    Records of my Troubles

  • Tanvi

    Am proud of you zoe . I love what you do and who you are , you make me strong and happy. May this year bring lots of success and joy towards you . :) Xxxx

  • Zoe Skipper Reed

    Hi Zoë,

    This was such a lovely post – I even felt a few tears roll down my face – happy tears though!

    I just wanted to let you know that every day you inspire me, and have really helped me this year to be more confident in being me and ‘saying yes’ to more of what I truly love. I also suffer with anxiety, and my first panic attack happened at school, but both yours, and my mums ideas and techniques really helped me, and are continuing to help me. You helped get the confidence to be myself and with that I was able to start up a blog, and I am so happy I did. I am eternally grateful to you – thank YOU xxxxxxxxxx

    https://zoekinsblog.wordpress.com (please, if you have the chance to have a little look, it would really mean the world!)

  • This was such a lovely read and you seem to have accomplished so much. I just wrote up mine and felt so emotional from realizing all the things that happen so yours must be even bigger.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

  • Stella

    Zoe, you inspire so many people I think we should be saying thank you to YOU! You definitely inspired me to start youtube (Stella Blows)! I think you’re right – I shouldn’t care so much about what people say. I’m one of those people who listen too much!

    http://stellablowsblogs.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Mireia

    Maybe you’re not going to see this comment, however, I just want to say I’m a huge fan of you. I subscribed on your youtbe channel lots of years ago. In fact, you were the first english youtuber I started watching, as my english wasn’t so good to understand the whole video. I must admit I’m not a fan who reads all your blogposts, even I read lots of post over the last years. I just want to say you deserve all the success you’ve been having during this last years. Also want to say, the way you’re dealing with anxiety is so brave, I also have some anxiety not to much, but when you deal with it you know how hard it can be.
    Love you lots xx
    ps:I’m catalan, so sorry if there are so much grammar mistakes.
    @whosaysomething

  • Gini Pintó

    Zoe you’re the best, I admire how positive you’re videos are and how friendly and smiling you are. You’re videos help so many people and they make me happy. You and Alfie are great inspiration. You deserve everything and we appreciate all your hard work, keep growing because we’ll always stay here for you. Love from Spain x

  • molly power

    Omg thank u for sharing that with us !!!! I love u so much and im so proud of u of all the achievments u have done im so glad that exiety ( Soz spelt wrong )attacks dont put u down xx your gorgeous funny caring and don’t let no hate keep u down if u could reply to me that would be great but if u don’t I understand thank u and I really hope u see this proud of u xxxxxxxx love Molly 💙💙💙

  • Issy McGrugan

    Zoe!! This was so lovely to read!! You never fail to make me smile!! Love you!! :) ✨💘💕

  • Molz D

    This is such a lovely, down to earth post <3 Thank you for everything you do, you never fail to put a smile on my, and I'm sure everyone else's face :)

    http://www.mollydrake.blogspot.co.uk

  • Even though you have ups and downs it seems you have had a great year and the ups definitely outweighed the lower times. happy new year and I hope you have a great 2016 x

    Zoe Mountford x

  • This brought a tear to my eye! 2015 was a crazy journey! I hope you have a wonderful 2016! I also agree to the many comments that the girl online books should be made into films! Have different you tubers as characters-
    Zoe- Penny
    Joe- Tom
    Tyler- Elliot
    Alfie- Noah
    Jim and Tanya- Pennys parent
    ect!
    I would pay to watch it!

    Have a wonderful 2016!
    http://www.abeeesaurus.blogspot.co.uk

    • Arya Elsa Jose

      Yes! I agree it would be my fav movie!

  • I loved this post! You have done so much last year that it actually feels unreal. I loved everything you’ve done and hope you will continue being you for the rest of the year and make people around you, your followers, readers and subscribers smile again in 2016!

    Lots of love,
    Elle

    http://elleherparadise.blogspot.be/

  • Ella

    zoe, i love this blog you should be so proud of yourself of what you have done this past year . I love your Zoella line. I am so happy that i got girl online on tour for christmas. We are always here,We love you Zoe x

  • Emsie Smartie

    This is such a lovely blog post! So proud of everything you’ve achieved this year and I hope that 2016 will be even more amazing xxxx

  • Rebecca Fletcher

    This is such an emotional and amazing post Zoe. You have achieve incredible things, keep going for 2016! X

    http://www.beautylifebecca.blogspot.com

  • Ana Beatriz Monteiro

    Heey Zoe, I LOVED this post blog, I really loved. I am so proud of you, and to be part of those million of people that like you too for who you are <3 Thank you for everything, and 2016 will be a good year for sure <3 xx

  • Imogen Argyle-Ross

    i just want to say to you, Zoe, that I never doubted you for a second with all the horrible press at the beginning of the year, I made a point of putting people right if they ever sided with the press. Never stop being you <3 you are truly my idol and if i ever feel blue or even slightly anxious i always watch your vlogs to cheer me up (particularly your beauty launch or your surprise birthday or even your recent one with mark that that had me in stitches). So really thank you Zoe, for being so awesome xxx

  • Madalena Dantas

    Such a great year in review!!!! It’s amazing to see everything that you achieved, you definitely deserve it!!
    Have an amazing day and happy 2016,
    Madalena

    http://www.maadalenaaa.blogspot.com

  • What an incredible year, for you and everyone else in team internet! I just know 2016 is going to bring even more amazing achievments,

    Happy New Year lovely lady!

    Nourishing Amelia | Food, Health and Lifestyle Blogger x

  • Cassie Parsons

    What a brilliant review of the year xx Were so proud of everything you’ve achieved Zoe, and I feel privileged to have payed a small part the journey – Good luck with 2016!

    http://cassieparsons.blogspot.co.uk

  • Oh Zoe, this is such a lovely post :) Thank you for sharing so many parts of your life with us, we all really appreciate it <3

  • Candypop

    Haters are coward, they think they’re invincible because they’re behind a screen. I just don’t get people who are mean on internet and I don’t even get why people are mean to Zoe. Like what is the point of being mean to someone…everyone have opinions about each other (that’s OK) but being mean to someone who hasn’t even done anything wrong… :/ like it’s disgusting to think that it gives pleasure to them to make someone feel bad about themselves. But the sad thing is, haters bring people down because they’re probably unhappy about their life or jealous they aren’t successful or fulfilling their life. I just want to say: Zoe, you’re kind, sweet, inspiring and a very beautiful person (inside & outside). Please please, don’t listen to anyone who are saying negative things about you because they’re are liars. If anyone is being negative towards you, push them away. Ignore them. They are the bad people. Not you. You got your family, boyfriend, friends, fans & supporters who will always be there for you. Remember that! Anyway, I’m sooooooooooooo happy for you and you deserve all of your success; I hope 2016 will give you greater happiness (infinity x infinity of kisses) :D

  • Mathilde Nielsen

    I really loved this post. It was so honest and well written. really enjoyed it! <3

  • Brianna Sullivan

    Happy new year Zoe! I cannot wait to see what 2016 has in store for you :)
    XO Bri | Brianna Sullivan

  • laura anne

    What a beautiful post, I feel so proud of you! You’ve stayed so down to earth throughout your popularity! x

    LAURA THINKS ABOUT BLOG

  • Haley

    ZOE You have to make another novel! I need more Noah and Penny!

  • holly strawson

    Beautiful words there Zoe, proud to be a reader and viewer of yours XXXX

  • Kela Vanakin

    I love this so much ❤ I can’t wait to see what the new year will bring all of us! Thank you for writing, and doing what you do! You inspire me everyday ❤

  • holly thompson

    I love reading your blogs Zoe and watching your videos ..they have been a true highlight of 2015..we are all so proud of you xxx

  • Casey

    I am so happy that I have found someone with the most perfect words and motives. Zoe, I really realect you and am proud of your achievements last year, Happy New Year♡♡♡

  • Ari Grande

    Is anyone else crying at this moment because Zoe has gone through so much and when we weren’t looking, she turned into a beautiful women,then she turned into an even more beautiful, confident Women. Zoe has gone through a lot in 2015 but she’s made it look like her life is just going great. This post got me thinking that everyone should be lucky, that these people dedicate their time to make some entertainment for us to all the enjoy, so. Thank you, Zoella (AKA, Zoe) for being the best youtuber in the whole world. I’m also giving a shout out to Alfie Dyes for also being the best youtuber ever. You are really lucky to have an supporting Boyfriend! I love, Wait, Love is an Understatement, I mean ADORE your channel, Videos and bubbly personality. Happy new year, Everyone! 2016 Rocks!

  • Leah Sprigg

    so happy for you zoe you are a strong and kind and beautiful women also a great person to be around and watch you are also sooo funny lol

  • Maya N

    Love this post Zoe, 2015 was an amazing year, and i hope 2016 is even better!
    maybabysblog.blogspot.co.uk

  • Nicole Nuñez

    I’m currently reading Girl Online, I’m in love with everything about it. I wish that in the future we can get a movie about the book, that would be AWESOMEEEEESEE!!! ❤️😍

  • Lucy ♥ [ PB ]

    Reading this has made me realise how incredibly proud am i of you. Not just for all the awards or books (which are my faves btw) but for the smaller things like begin able to walk to red carpet at Joe and Caspars premier, doing so many book signings, finally doing things you have always wanted to like cutting your hair and for making us all very pleased with both volgmas and 24 days of Zoella last month. Lets hope 2016 is even better, Congratulations on everything x

  • Romy

    I was hoping that one day she would make a movie. Girl online the movie would be amazing🙂😊

  • Pareen

    This was a lovely post. I am so proud of you–you have accomplished so many things in just one year! Can’t wait to see what 2016 has in store for you. :)

    pareenm.weebly.com

  • Zsófi Tóth

    Zoe, it made me cry, but really. I don’t know why, I dont even know you personally, but it was so touching for me for some reason. You are such an amazing person, so nice, so helpful for every each of people who watch your videos or read your blog. I’m so thankful for you, I am sure that lot of people would not understand why but you give me such a joy every each of day just simple being yourself, you encourage me to be myself, teach me to follow my dreams and always remind me that I am not alone.

    Thank you soooo much!!!
    Zsófi from Hungary , 17

  • I still haven’t read the second book. I really need to get round to it!!

  • Caitlin

    I love posts like this, it really shows just how much we can achieve over the course of the year if we set our minds to it, which is so inspiring. Having watched you and read your blog for years, it really is inspiring to watch you grow year on year and see all of the amazing opportunities that you get – heres to another great year!

    Caitlin xx
    http://clinkky.blogspot.co.uk

  • Annie

    Despite a few negatives, I think you had an amazing year and should be very proud of yourself. Here’s to an even better 2016, I hope it brings you only happiness and joy xxx

  • Bree Thompson

    Amazing Zoe! You are such an inspiration as I made my own blog which I now love and am very proud of, and I can’t wait to keep seeing what you’re going to do next! Best of luck x

  • Alicia Brown

    2015 gone already it only feels like yesterday i was terrified for it to begin i went through a lot of changes myself like starting secondary school i know zoe has anxiety but she never shows it sometimes i wish that i was someone else at school it get people that talk about me behind my back whats the point of leaving your friends from primary that you have been with for 8 years to go with people you will only know for 5 years of your life and honestly the first term is the worst

  • Hollie Barden

    Hi Zoe
    When I was reading this, I felt happy for you and how much you had achieved this year. And I felt sad because I just feel so unhappy at times and I wish that I had their lives. I mean i know everyone goes through this phase at some point in their lives and I should be happy with who I am and the life I have and I try but when it all gets too much for me I find one of your videos and watch it whether it’s a collab you did with Joe, Joey, Louise or Gabby etc it just instantly cheers me up. I know you must here this all the time but it is true, people watch your videos so they can be taken away from the world around them even if it is just for ten minutes. I hope one day I will meet you, when it comes to videos I am kind of a silent watcher I mainly always give it a thumbs up but I never comment. I just want you to know that I support you whatever you choose to do and I love you so much. You inspire me so much, one day I hope to be as happy as you are. I don’t suffer with anxiety or panic attacks but from watching your videos I know what to do when my friends become panicky and anxious. I know you probably won’t see this and I know that is what everyone says but I just want you to know that you inspire me so much and I love you and your videos.
    From one of your viewers,
    Hollie

  • Linneaaaaaaaaa

    Post almost made me cry. Super pretty. And Zoe looks STUNNING. I can’t even!

  • Saoirse

    I’m so sorry to here about people coming up to your house and looking over the walls, they invaded your privacy and were so rude! I can’t wait to start reading Girl Online: On Tour I bought it today. Could you come to Ireland this year please? I would love to go to oneof your meet ups, but I understand if you don’t. I was wondering if someone could give me some tips for starting a blog, do you have to pay to have your own website? Anyway love you lots Zoe x

  • Sounds like you had wonderful year and hopefully 2016 will bring you even more joy and few more challenges – because they make life more interesting!
    http://www.hairwonderfulday.com

  • Tal

    I giggled, a lot, at the kim k booty- i always try for a month and then give up, lovely post as ever.

    SIGMA haul + DISCOUNT
    CODE!

  • Katie Lewars

    This so heartfelt and inspiring zoë , this is one of the first blog posts I’ve ever read and most certainly won’t be the last , it brought tears to my eyes , so much love , consideration, and passion to make a channel like “zoella” . And it’s upsetting when people don’t know who you really are and think that’s it’s easy to put the amount of effort and hard work in to your videos and blogs but it’s really not . Some people think that it’s easy to do meet up’s and signings but for a large portion of us it’s just not like a walk in the park , it’s more than that . The amount of pressure is unbearable and you just want to get yourself out of what’s happening , and the only thing that can help you is your true friends and family who can be there with you throughout anything.
    I’ve been watching you videos for about 2 years now and when I’m upset or have had a bad day your videos bring a smile to my face (as well as laugh ) and that is the best feeling ever.
    And wow what a year 2015 finishes and 2016 comes rolling in , but the amount of amazing things that have rolled around in 2015 have made us viewers extremely proud especially with the book , wax figures , beauty products 💙.
    So there is just one thing to say to you zoë and that’s a Thankyou for all the effort you put in to make “zoella “who and what it has become . Keep being who you want to be and achieve . Love you zoë 💙💙 lots of love katie xx

  • Sinthu IsChitterChattering

    this is so very lovely.

  • Belle Nister

    love you so much, really, you have done an amazing job!

    I read your books online, but I wish I would try your beauty products, but I live in Ukraine…….

  • Go Zoe! What a year! Xxx

    ♥ Carly’s Beauty Blog ♥

  • such a lovely post zoe, so many things have been achieved by team internet this year! And although I have only a small following I feel great knowing i’m part of it all too <3 xx
    http://www.emilyjanewebb.co.uk

  • Eden Jayne

    This was so beautifully written. Thank you for sharing, congratulations on a wonderful 2015, and wishing you the best in 2016!

    http://www.edenjay.wordpress.com

  • Chloe Cattermole

    Zoe, all these wonderful supportive people here love you for who you are. One of the main things that you have taught me this year is to always try and be happy, yes we have our down days but if there is something wrong we should change it. I bet you get this a lot, but it’s true to me you are my idol, when I’m older I hope to have your beauty, your generosity, your kindness, your love and most of all how genuine you are, you aren’t one of the people who on and off camera are completely different you are who you are, and I for one love that. I don’t really understand how people find you annoying or have bad things to say about you because your hilarious, joyful and just all round, in my eyes amazing. Just let the haters hate, you can’t stop them so just ignore them, they are just jelaous because you are better than them and more mature. Sorry this is long but just one more thing, I think it’s just astonishing how much better your anxiety has got we can all tell and to see this I am proud, I don’t have anxiety but I am mature enough to understand the annoyance, vulnerability and sadness it may cause. You just need to remember although there may be people who aren’t and there may be the media and the press but overall you have people who love you and will be there every step of the way with you, no matter when, what, why or how some of us love you for just being yourself. I hope you see this as I adore you dearly more than I could explain xxx

  • ghada al-ali

    That was amazing <3

  • Ruby B

    This is probably my favourite blog post so far. So sad that you considered quitting but I love you so much and I am really happy you are still making videos and writing your blog! Can’t wait to see what you do this year Zoe. Xx

  • Margaret

    no, thats not a tear strolling down my face… ok, well maybe it is. this was amazingly beautiful Zoë, keep doing what you love to do and we will love it too. <3 i hope i will get to meet you someday, you are a truly inspiring person.

  • Vilma Suviyö¹³

    THANK YOU ZOË! For endless inspiration, happiness and more energy and motivation to go on when I had bad days. I found you again in 2015 (I of course knew about you but before 2015 I guess I was just a bit too young and not into beauty and all this stuff) and I got so much inspiration, motivation and happiness in your video. I love every single one, I share the obsession for candles and puppies with you, I dress up my pups to wintery costumes like you dress up Nala and I bet I enjoy baking as much as you do and I just found so much comfort and good vibes from your videos. Many cold, dark nights I just spent with a cup of tea, cookies and your videos and felt so happy.

    I’m supporting you with all of my heart so I’m very happy to tell that I got your products for Christmas and I’ve been loving the Foam Sweet Foam Shower Gel so so so much! It smells amazing. I’m looking forward to reading your books also! This year my number one goals are to read them and I’m soon doing that. Before that I keep watching your videos, commenting and reading your blog and I can’t wait to see what amazing things you’re gonna end up doing this year! Whoo!

    Thank you Zoë! Love you!

  • · Milly ·

    It made me tear up but the end part just made me cry so much :( I’m so happy for everything she has achieved x

  • Online Unicorn

    This post is so nice and inspirational! It’s had me close to tears. Have a great new year 😊❤️ Love you xx (and I also really mean that)

  • Hayle Olson

    You are such an inspiration Zoe! Keep on doing you! :D

  • TheHungryLittleLady

    Great post Zoe! All the best for 2016 :)
    Danielle x
    http://www.www.thehungrylittlelady.co.uk

  • Zoe, I love you so so so much! I almost cried reading this post. It’s so sad that stupid things people say made you feel bad, but I’m hopeful 2016 will be your best year and nothing will change it! We appreciate all you do for us, even when we don’t say it, we still do. But I think you know you’re the person who never failed to put smiles on our faces on our worst of the worst days. December was the hardest possible month forgot me, I don’t know what would I do if not for your videos! Vlogmas helped Mr so much, your vlogs answer main channel video were one of the reasons I wanted to keep going. Hope 2016 will be better for all of us! And, from the bottom of my heart, congratulations on all of the things you’ve achieved in 2015, even though it’s unbelievable itself, I’m sure you will achieve even more! I love you to pieces, Zoe! Be happy :)

  • Martha Ruether

    Absolutely loved reading this post. It made me smile, and gave a new perspective for me, and for this new year. I love all that you do Zoe, and all that you want to accomplish. You’re little corner of the internet is such a happy place, and I’m always thrilled to be a part of it. Love you.

  • megan

    I loved both of her books. I read BOTH Girl Online and Girl Online On Tour in 3 days, i literally could not put the book down. At school i would read the book while walking down the hall between classes!

  • Rramita skandakumar

    Awwwwww Zoe u r too sweet! I’m so endlessly proud xx
    : rramitaxo.weebly.com

  • Martha Scholefield

    Hi Zoe, you probably won’t see this but I wanted to say: Thank you! You are such an inspiration to so many people around the world, and I hope you are very proud of yourself that you have made a difference to so many peoples lives; I really hope one day to be able to manage the same sort of accomplishment by somehow bringing happiness to people that I don’t even know!! This is by far one of my favourite blog posts of yours, its absolutely insane how much you have achieved in just one year. You’ve certainly got the right idea about surrounding yourself with your amazingly supportive and lovely friends and family, thats definitely what keeps me going too! Anyway, I’ll stop rambling but please never forget how special you are. Above all, always enjoy what you do because I’m sure I speak for everyone here, we enjoy it too! Martha xxx

  • Sanne

    This was so inspiring. I love to read your articles on your blog but never really comment. You probably won’t see this but if you do. You’re a strong independent and very inspiring woman. This article helped me sort things out in my head. And I want to thank you for that. Thank you Zoe for being a lovely human being. Xoxo

  • Brooklyn

    Best thing I’ve read all day
    http://Www.justbeingbrooklyn.com

  • Maggie S

    I am so proud of what you’ve accomplished this year and I am proud to say that I am going to actually follow through with at least one of my New Years resolutions in 2016: I am getting a pixie cut! The appointment is scheduled for this Wednesday and I couldn’t be more thrilled honestly. I have loved you and you’re little family with Alfie and Nala all through 2015 and there’s no way I could stop doing so into 2016!! Xxxx

  • camila

    Zoe, I’m going to be completely honest with you. I love to read but when I see such a long paragraph I get quite tired; so I decided that I will read your blog another day. since on social media a lot of people are saying how amazing your new blog is, my curious got all over me and I decided to finally read your blog. And it was totally worth it. It’s so inspiring and incredibly beautiful, it’s amazing. I loved every single second i spent reading it, and I want to tell you how proud I am of you, and I really mean that. You are my role model Zoe, and no, I am not asking you to be perfect or putting any pressure on you; because for me Zoe, you are perfect with your flaws and all. I love you for being exactly how you are, and i wouldn’t not change anything about you, not at all. You have helped so many people just by being you. I am very happy because you had an incredible year, and very proud of how much you have achieved, whether it was your anxiety or the launch of your beauty products. We got your back, and we will never turn you down. We love you and we will do everything we can do to make you happy. Thank you for being you. Thank you for giving us a space to be ourselves and to spread positivity. I love you Zoe Sugg, and I really mean that xx -camila

  • Kate Style Petite

    Love your honesty in your recap of 2015! Definitely know that you’re not alone in how you feel when facing challenges!
    xoxo – katestylepetite

  • Such a cute post and it looks like you had an amazing year! All the best for 2016

    http://www.thesweetsevenfive.com

  • Caroline McCall

    That was a lovely post about 2015. LOVED IT SO MUCH!!!
    XOXO

  • Cant wait to see what 2016 has in store for you zoe!

    http://kelseysbloggings.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Lovely pic recap!
    Happy New Year!

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  • This is the sweetest post! So much genuine reflection on the past year. Thank you for opening up to us about the struggles of the past, and also letting us in on the happy parts too! I have so much hope for 2016 and this post makes me want to channel all of myself into being a happier and more positive person (who bakes a lot!).

    Meghan | http://measmeghan.blogspot.com

  • Kenzie Phillips

    You are so incredible and I really enjoy your content. I feel like we have similar personalities and I get so much joy from watching your videos even when I don’t wear much besides eye makeup haha! Thanks for all you do Zoe and have a great 2016 xx

  • ruth

    beautiful blog post zoe!! <3 love you so much. you truly are my role model, right after selena gomez (: heres to another wonderful year !!

  • Danielle Watson

    I may or may not of teared up while reading this! Love you Zoe!!

  • Jordy Delany

    Love you Zoe! May you have the happiest new year. I don’t often comment or interact, but I’m here. And am very grateful for the moments I sit down to spend with you and your content xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Aimee

    Such an inspiration! I have just decided to try blogging as a hobby and am hooked to your blog!

    Aimee :) aimeeandlucas.com

  • kamilexmas

    You are very beautiful. I want with You photo. With You swapbox.

  • Eliza

    I love reading your blog Zoe it makes me feel happier about who I am and makes me feel ready to take on the day or in this case 2016!

  • Caroline Jelle

    Loved this blogpost because I can really relate to most of the stuff! :)

  • It is so lovely to see that you had an amazing year!! I love seeing you do what you love and making other people including me happy. And I know what you mean about patting your back with the flight if it were me and I was able to do what it is hard for me I would totally feel proud of myself. I can’t wait to see what this year brings you and I will be so blessed to watch you go though that journey. I love you a lot Zoe! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

  • This post summed up the last year so perfectly! It has been amazing to come on this journey with you, Zoe, and I’ll be expecting that Kim K butt by December!

    https://mylittleonlinespace.wordpress.com

  • Leja

    I really love it when i see a new blog ♥

  • Bethany Wood

    I love her books and I really want her to make a third one!

  • Yoyo

    I love your books and I’ am so sad that I can’t meet you. I hope you come soon to Germany and meet a lot of your german Fans.
    That was really cool.
    Love from Germany <3

  • Isla

    I love Zoe’s books and I think that she should make more, I wasn’t to know what happens with Penny and Noah… Like or reply of you agree…. X

  • Kelsey B

    love you zoe, so proud you bounced back from all the negativity. Nothing lasts forever and you are truly an inspiration for many. Keep doing what you’re truly so great at!

  • sara

    i was thinking thw exact smas thinga

  • jess

    this post just brightened up my day. it shows that team internet are taking over

  • sara

    omg they should do an all youtuber movie on this book!

  • Teresa Gonçalves

    i just love you, zoe. you deserve the best and think more about the people you actually inspire.. there are a lot! 2016 WILL BE OUR YEAR OF LEARNING TO LET OURSELVES FREE OF THE OTHER’S OPINIONS AND I WILL BE HERE TO READ, WATCH AND LAUGH WITH YOU xxx

  • beth.

    This post is so beautiful! Super proud of you, Zoe.

    http://busybeautyb.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Jade Kelly

    I feel like I’ve been on this journey with you! It’s amazing to look back and reflect on the stuff you’ve achieved. Very proud of you Zoe and several other people too!

    http://lifeasmejaydee.blogspot.co.uk

  • Really lovely post, it’s amazing what you and your friends have accomplished this year. I hope Mark makes it to half a million (or more!) by next year.

    Happy New Year Zoe! x

    emilylavenders.com

  • Liz

    Ok, Here it goes… I just wanted to let you know that I am around the same age as you. I am shy and have no confidence at all. I’m trying to come out of my shell. You have inspired me to make a blog. Of course the first year (2014) didn’t go so well with content and what I wanted to do with it but then in 2015; I got my groove (maybe start a YouTube Channel this year). I just wanted to Thank you for your inspiration for doing what you like to do instead of what others dictate what you do. I am proud of you. Keep up what you are doing. I think this year will be a great year for you. Wish you and your family all the best in the New Year (Good Luck, Joe! As well).

  • Katie Ralston

    Zoe, I don’t care if you don’t see this message, but I wanted you to know something even if it makes no difference to you. I started watching your videos last October and you have literally changed my life. I’m in my third year of secondary school and I find it quite hard to be myself. I’m worried what people will think of me. To be specific I’m worried what boys will think of me. But when I watch your videos I forget about all that. I know your life isn’t perfect but you make the most of it and that’s what I want to do. So that’s what I want to do. Thank you so much Zoe, I know we have never met and we might never meet, but you are like a big sister to me and I hope you never forget how much you are loved. Lots of Love, Katie xxxxx

  • sara

    omg she should make the movie all youtubers

  • Holly

    I’ve just posted my first ever proper blog post, besides my introduction one! I would be so grateful if you could check it out! & possibly give me feedback on it too! Thank you!! http://beauty–blur.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/this-or-that.html

  • Miriam

    Honestly made me so emotional!! I hope 2016 will be the best year for you Zoe (I’ sure it will!) filled with happiness, love and amazing new adventures! Thank you for always being so honest and for everything you do <3 love you lots xxx

  • Alona Bronstein

    Seems like a lovely year :) x

    gentleconfusion.blogspot.com

  • Jess
  • elianass

    OH lovely pics!!! The best!!! https://nerdyfancy.wordpress.com/

  • Elin

    I really hope your 2015 was amazing! I’m hoping that 2016 will be a good year, for me as well as everyone else! https://lifestylebyeblog.wordpress.com

  • Beautiful words from a beautiful mind. It’s true, not everything is great in this world, especially people. Stay positive, stick to your beliefs. Being mommy of two toddlers I have to say that Nala is the 15% of what parenthood means. (I’m laughing with the poo picking up!!!) xx

  • This post is so special – I love reading blog posts that are a bit wordy from time to time, especially yours! Your thoughts, morals, beliefs, etc….are at a role-model worthy status! It’s especially rewarding because even though I don’t know you personally, I feel like I’m reliving these moments with you thanks to your YouTube channel. Love you Zoe! <3 Have a wonderful 2016!

  • Edna Silva

    You have a great year Zoe, I really like you and wish you a better year too! I hope one day I could meet you!
    Hope to see you on my blog,
    xx, Edna
    http://neverforgottenmercury.blogspot.pt/

  • This is such a fab feel good post :-) It’s always nice to read about all the lovely experiences someone has had over a year! Zoe’s corner of the internet is consistently positive and happy!

    xoxo

    http://gingersnaphattie.blogspot.co.uk

  • Love this post Zoe!

    http://www.tinytwisst.com

  • Brittany NaShara

    This post makes me happy and excited about the new year

  • Taís Fiore

    Thank you Zoe!! The past year you started making a big part of my life, I’m so happy I have such an amazing woman inspiring me. I love you ❤️

  • Annie Chivers

    Zoella Beauty Giveaway here!:D
    http://www.annietalksbeauty.blogspot.com

  • Katie

    I love every single story you shared, both good and bad. Farewell, 2015!
    http://www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

  • Victoria Paddle

    You’ve really helped me get through this year Zoe. And I really want to thank you for that. I know that it is very unlikely that you will see this, but I had to mention it anyway. This year has been tough for, not just me, but for so many others- and you have helped so many people (whether it be anxiety or just getting over something hard). I don’t think you as youtubers properly understand how much you help so many people on so many different levels. Anyway, just wanted to get it out there. Thank you- and I really mean it xxx

  • Olivia♡

    Happy new year Zoe! I hope this year brings you a lot of joy. We will always support you no matter what. Thank you for everything! Love you xxx (I really mean that too;D)

  • Tess Connolly

    Happy new year Zoe I hope that you have a lovely year filled with love happiness joy and puppy love xxxx
    I am reading your book and I absolutely am loving it i am addicted!

  • Tess Connolly

    Happy New Year to everyone also xxx

  • Emmalina Garrood

    Thank you Zoe! This definitely inspired me, I love you too :)

  • Charley

    Hi Zoe, if you’re reading this then thank you. I’ve been a subscriber for 4 years now and haven’t missed a single video. I want to thank you for being so happy and honest with us all. I recently got your book for Christmas and couldn’t put it down, it is amazing and for anyone who hasn’t read it- what are you waiting for?! :) Thank you for being such an inspiration and being brave everyday, you deserve every single subscriber that you have and more. Can’t wait for this year! Good luck with your resolutions too:) xxx

  • Anna

    I love you Zoë. Thank you for alway putting a smile on my face! <3 :) Xxx

  • Oh my lord, I am sobbing. I loved this post SO much Zoe! You deserve every little bit of happiness life brings you because you bring it to so many others in the world. I 100% want to visit Mykonos now and well done for conquering your fear of flying – I am still terrified haha, the thought of it scares me to the bone haha! I had a hideous flight back from Orlando too – the turbulence was so horrid, I almost passed out in front of hundreds of passengers haha.. Tragic!

    Thank you for always staying real and just being such a lovely human being! I hope one day I can thank you in person :)

    Tania xxxx

  • Aliyah Begum

    zoe is my slay queen she is my insparation and is everything i dream to be when i grown up co fident mart pretty and extremly talented love you zoe i really mean that xx

  • Bethanyalicemarie

    It’s so nice reading what 2015 meant to everyone individually. You’ve had an amazing year and should be so proud!

    I had a really good year, but I really rubbishy December which put a downer on it for me. I’ve decided to blog my thoughts to make my head feel clearer, any positivity anyone wishes to through my way would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks, Bethany x

    http://www.bethanyalicemarie.co.uk

    • Saloni

      Hi Bethany! I just checked out your blog on oh my goodness it is amazing! I actually just created one today! If you wouldn’t mind checking it out :) http://www.saloniguptablog.wordpress.com

      • Bethanyalicemarie

        Hey Saloni, ofcourse I’ll check yours out.

        Thank you, I enjoy it so much. Now that life has thrown me a bit of a curve ball I want nothing more than to be able to work on it professionally, so that I am able to work from home and spend the quality time with my family that I need.

        I’m trying to build an audience up organically but feel like if someone gave me the break that I need to kick start things it would be life changing for me.
        If anyone enjoys reading what I write and can tweet Zoe with the link to my blog I would be eternally greatful!

        I feel so cringe practically begging for an audience but I’m at a stage where supporting myself has become so important, and my situation means I shan’t be able to do the 9-5 for much longer. If I was able to make a career from my passion I would be so happy.

        Bethany x

        http://Www.bethanyalicemarie.co.uk

  • rosie posie

    I can not express how thankful I am for You.

  • Kate Coleman

    Caspar’s face in one of these photos makes me pee my pants omg

  • Sofi Ayala

    Omg I literally teared up :´D. Zoe you are such an amazing person and I’m so happy that everything is working out for you! the best of luck on 2016 and just keep being you. :)

  • I really enjoyed reading this, Zoe! You are my biggest inspiration, and although I’m heading in a different career path, you really do inspire me. I try to accept myself and be happy with who I am, and work through my own anxiety and depression. And that’s all thanks to you. Plus you have help re-spark my love for writing, and inspired me to start my own blog! I am so proud of everything you you have achieved last year, Zoe, and can’t wait to see what this year has instore for you. Much love xxx

  • Saloni

    Hi Zoe! It was really great to read about all that you accomplished this year! I have been subscribed to your youtube channel for a while now and I also come on your website often. You honestly inspired me to start a blog of my own (www.salonigupta.wordpress.com)! I would just like to thank you and I can’t wait to see what comes next for you this year!

  • Harry

    my youtube videos are similar to zoes! (Kinda haha). Please check my channel out watch a video maybe…
    its always hard for a person to get noticed on youtube so please click the link and check me out:)
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJYmvpwPEFSOLQH5SBsbC8g

  • Keira [PB]

    If girl online gets made in to a movie I would go to see it 1000 times ❤️

  • Caitlin Carroll

    Absolutely loved this, so heart warming and inspirational. All the very best of luck for 2016 Zoe <3

  • Looking forward to what 2016 has installed for you missy! :) x

    http://msznev.blogspot.com.au

  • Elyse Kat

    Zoë, how can you make me cry in everything you do and say. I cried 3 times reading this ,happy tears filled with pride, this was when you were saying about how you ended up going on the flight to Mykonos, when you hit 7&9 million subscribers, when you published girl online on tour (and I must add that I got it for Xmas and finished it 2 days later because I just could not put the book down because it is just sooo great) and just overall seeing all your accomplishments being put on one page because it really shows all the great things that YOU have made happen and I’m literally crying because I am soo proud of what you have done. But also I was crying at how the newspapers and just people being hateful and terrible to both you and Alfie because you have done absoloutley nothing for them to do such things like this. And I am really happy that you still have the courage to even post anything online anymore and you have showed me to block out all the terrible things and people in my life in which I will do this year. I have no clue if this comment even makes sense or if your going to see it in the ocean of other comments but I love you Zoe for every thing you have done and I am so proud of what you have accomplished and I wish all the best and better for 2016!! Xx

  • kristen

    this is the first ever blog post I’ve read, i will definitely be reading every one that Zoe uploads :)

  • Loved watching your videos this year. Congratulations on all your achievements and best of luck for 2016 :)

  • Emma Roony Stowe

    You inspire me every single day and for that, I thank you. You open my mind to the positive things in every day life all the time – I feel like I know you personally and that you’re meant to be my best friend. So, thank you. ❤️

  • I have so much respect for and for everything you’ve accomplished. You deserve every ounce of success you have and you really are an inspiration. I admire you loads and thank you for speaking honestly about anxiety and your struggles. It helps to know that there are people out there who are dealing with the same issues that I’m dealing with, and that they’re still successful and going strong in the ways that I’d like to be. Thank you and have a great 2016!! ❤️

  • What site did Zoe use to make this blog?

  • Jade Ratley

    That was completely magical to read, what an amazing year! :’) xx
    jadeyrae.wordpress.com

  • Very nice post Zoe ! Thank you so much for everything you do ! Love you soooo much, Happy New Year, enjoy 2016 <3

    Suzanne xx

    http://yourlovelyplace.blogspot.fr/

  • Max

    Honestly, I am so touched and motivated by this! Evertything that surroundes you is the aim of being positive and happy, and that makes me happy! x

  • It’s so nice to see Zoella’s highlights for 2015… Love it http://www.kaftanmag.com/

  • Laura

    Such a lovely honest post Zoe, hope 2016 brings you the sparkliest year yet! :)

    Laura | http://www.laurakathren.com

  • Hannah Redpath

    Zoe the was lovely to read! You deserve all these amazing things :)

  • Camille

    Zoe iam so so proud of you I really do . I know you don’t know me but it kinda feels like you are a sister or friend of mine I know it sounds stupid but idk haha. I wish you a happy new year and a lot of happiness and I hope that the pers is going to calm down a bit because you don’t deserve that. You make me really happy because when I had a rough day or something and I watch your video’s or read your blog it makes me happy again!!! I really love you and I hope you have a great great year and day. I wish I could meet you but I live in Antwerp so if you wan’t you can always come to Antwerp ;) xxx

  • Jessica

    wow I would love a life like yours! I also hope that my blog will be as big as yours one day (https://spacejess.wordpress.com/) please take look and let me know what you think :) and YES to making the books into films, that would be the best thing ever!

  • Samantha Frances

    the pictures are so lovely! your life looks so amazing :) happy 2016! xxx
    http://www.samanthafrances.co.uk

  • Alice Richards

    This is such a beautiful post, I love how your blog is so honest. I can’t believe you went to west bay, I live there! I thought no one ever famous came to our neck of the woods. Can’t wait for broadchurch season 3.😘

  • Thank you so much for sharing! I hope you know just how much you are constantly inspiring young women everywhere! You have such a beautiful soul and your positive energy is contagious. Please never stop doing what you do. Stay golden! xx

    lovezeti.blogspot.com

  • Kimberly Punter

    I loved reading this! I’ve been a loyal follower this year, watching every video and reading every blogpost and I had so much fun doing so. You truly are a role model to me, business and personal. You inspire me and so many other people and it’s just amazing to see you achieve so much.

  • Zak Midwinter

    Can you all check out my Youtube channel I make edits of YouTubers including Zoe! :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxoOO4_M6pE

  • It’s amazing how much you’ve achieved this year and you deserve it with all the dedication and hard work you put into your job! I want to say thank you as you have given me the final push to start a blog , which I had been thinking about doing for a long time. I can’t wait to see what 2016 brings ! x
    http://ellabella.blogspot.co.uk/

  • It sounds like you’ve had an amazing year Zoe and I wish you all the best for 2016! x

    http://emmaboughtwhat.blogspot.co.uk/

  • rebecca cherrison

    zoe you inspire me so much and i love you and wish you a happy new year

  • Erin McCrory

    Keep on doing what you do, Zo. :) I love that I am so blessed to be a part of your fanbase and get to experience your inspiring words and actions of just being yourself. You are a wonderful, wonderful person and I love you so much!!

  • Astrid

    Zoe I love you so much. You just make my day, and i really like your products (those i have) but i can’t seem to find almost half of your products on feelunique which really makes me sad since i live in Denmark and can’t get almost any of the original line:(
    Plz tell me if anyone out there has the same problem

  • alicekatex

    Love this post – very genuine hun!

    I just did a 2015 highlights post, rather similar to yours xxxx

    alicekatex

  • Sammy.

    i think I shed a tear while reading the conclusion. I’m so proud of you Zoe and how much you accomplished this year big or small. 2016 is going to be amazing I can feel it. I love you so much xx

  • Congratulations Zoe on all for your achievements this year! It was been so wonderful to see all the wonderful things that have come from your hard work and the support of your loved ones. Here’s to an even more spectacular year in 2016!

  • Love you too Zoe!! Thanks for sharing this 💗

  • Elly Whittaker

    Hey everyone I am just starting out a new blog, I would love if you could check it out and give me some feedback:

    http://teaandspices.blogspot.com.au/

    Much love xxx

  • georgia maree

    Such a cute post! you should be very proud of yourself, and those around you achieving so much xx

  • Aoibheann Enright

    This has made me so emotional to read through this Zoe. You should be so proud of yourself choir content always brings a smile to my face. I look forward to your videos each Sunday and I’ve never been hooked to a book as much as I was to girl online ❤️ I literally read it until 1:00 in the morning. I just want you to know that there is over 9 million people who love and support you xx hope 2016 brings great things to you
    Xoxo – Aoibheann from Ireland age 13

  • Love your honesty and authenticity in this, Zoe! 2015 was a big year for you and praying that 2016 is a year of positivity, growth, and a whole lot of adventure. I have loved following you along, and hopefully we bump into each other some day. Until then I’ll keep watching and cheering you on! Much love,

    Kelsey

    http://www.kelseymarie.co

  • AJ

    I love you Zoe!! Thank you so much for being you!! It reminds me that i’m not alone in my struggles, that someone understands and is going through the same thing!! You inspire me to express myself more and be positive, and of course to spread that positivity to others as well. Thank you so so much! And continue doing whatever that makes you happy! <3 Love you!!!

  • Alicia Parry

    People are unique or sometimes they do things other people’s way. Sometimes they have great ideas or sometimes they copy. But you, Zoe, you are unique, you do things your own way. You’re one of my favourite you tubers because of your unique videos and because of you especially, you’re not afraid to hide the weird and wonderful inside of you. I just wish, I had a chance. I’d really appreciate it if you would look at my blog, if other people would look at my blog, then that would mean the world to me. The world. Just leaving a comment and following my blog to get email notifications would make me so happy. If anybody does look at my blog, I promise to have a look at theirs because I know I’m not the only one who has a dream out there. But the truth is, I love to blog, I want to make it part of my career when I get older. Sounds stupid, doesn’t it? But nobody can change my dream. Nobody. Here is my blog address: foreverdream.wordpress.com
    Thank you so much,
    Alicia

  • Ellis

    I think this is my favorite post everr!! I love how you picked certain highlights and I really liked reading about them :)

    xxx Ellis http://teacupofme.blogspot.com/

  • Fani Lioliou[PB]

    So ispiring and truthfull. I love your blogposts so much. Not only because I can relate to them in some way but also becauuse you don’t show off a different you, you don’t hide. And I love that and that’s why I choose you.

  • Wishing you all the best for 2016 Zoe! You really deserve it <3

    Gisforgingers xx

  • Maxi

    Your post is so amazing! You can be so proud of what you have done this year and the years before! xx
    Ps. I love your book so much x
    Stay as you are.
    If any of you guys are German, I have a blog too. Maybe you want check it out.
    xoxoMxx.blogspot.de

  • I absolutely loved reading through this post, Zoë. I love seeing people reflect on their year, and this post really made my heart happy! Keep shining bright.

  • angee

    Those wax figures are so freakeshly real :D

    http://allthecolorsofjuly.blogspot.com/

  • Jasmeen

    hey zoe!hope you have a great year ahead !!!

  • AJ

    Inspirational post, Zoe! Watching your videos has helped me through so much in 2015, which was a very tough year for me. I’m starting 2016 with positive thoughts and I hope you are too! I can’t wait for all of your upcoming videos this year, and any other plans you have! I’m reading Girl Online at the moment and I’m loving it! It’s helping me deal with my anxiety whilst being a really good book to read! I really struggle to stick with a book, normally I hate reading, but your book is gripping and I love it!! Thank you Zoe! Thank you thank you thank you! <3 <3 <3

  • Tilly Star

    I have to say, I absolutely love reading your blog posts, Zoe. They make me feel so happy and proud of you. My life isn’t easy at the moment but thank you for being one of the very few reasons I keep a smile on my face. Stay happy, Zo xx

  • This was such a cute and amazing post! You’ve accomplished soo soo much this year! I was honestly close to tears when reading this post x

    chapter-fifty-nine.blogspot.co.uk

  • Sophie

    Hi Zoe. I’m not a regular reader/viewer of your blog/vlog (at 25 I’m not really in your target audience!) but I’ve always admired how openly you speak about your anxiety. I’ve had anxiety since I can remember and have suffered with panic attacks on/off since the age of 11. I’ve been through phases of being fine for ages and sort of forgetting about it but it always comes back and 2015 was particularly difficult for me, and they came back worse than ever. After hitting an all time low where I was experiencing around 3 or 4 panic attacks a week with a constant feeling of anxiety and didn’t want to leave the house, I decided it was time to seek help and I’ve been seeing a private hypnotherapist since October. It’s helped me so much and I can’t believe how far I’ve come, I’m not quite ‘there’ yet but I’m doing things I wouldn’t have dreamed of doing a few months ago and like you, I’d urge anyone to seek professional help if you can afford it. If not there is always cognitive behavioral therapy on the NHS. For me personally, hypnotherapy was the better option but everyone is different and CBT helps loads of people. Anyway your blog post really moved me as I can completely relate to your experiences and I know how challenging even the smallest thing like getting on a plane can be and how proud you feel when you actually get through something like that without panicking. I actually saw you in Mykonos one night by the way, you were sat on the next table to me and my boyfriend on our first night there! I love it there too, it’s one of my favourite places. Anyway not sure if you’ll read this but just wanted to leave a comment because I think it’s great that a role model for so many young people is raising awareness of anxiety. When I was a teenager, I didn’t even understand my anxiety which only contributed to it all. Hope things continue to improve for you in 2016, and don’t let the negativity get you down.

  • Charlotte Luisa

    I love how honest and real you are. It is so impressing to hear what you have accomplished within the past years and I am excited to see what you will do with it in the future!

    Love,

    Charlotte Luisa | charlotteluisa1.blogspot.com

  • That was such an interesting and lovely post to read Zoe! I’m glad that you decided to keep up blogging and vlogging despite all of those rough times at the beginning of 2015! You always put a smile on my face, reading you and watching you is always a delight! You’re so full of positivity! You’ve created such a lovely community, I can’t wait to see what you’ve planned for 2016, whatever it is, I am sure it’ll be amazing and you’ll make us (your followers) proud to be part of your community!
    Lots of love, xx
    Jennifer | Pretty as Summer

  • h.

    Such a beautiful blogpost xxxxxxxxx

  • Betty’s blog

    Yes Zoe, we love you just the way you are! <3 <3

  • Becky Hughff

    Such a lovely and humble post! Best of luck for 2016!
    http://www.ohsobecky.com

  • Maria Armstrong

    This makes me so happy! You’ve had an amazing 2015 and I’m excited to see what 2016 brings for you Zoe! (Hopefully more blog posts!)

    xo

    Maria

    http://plusalittlemoreme.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Rramita skandakumar

    Love you Zoe so PROUD!!

    Also, check out my website:
    rramitaxo.weebly.com

  • I love girl online, wish it was a movie too!! I love your posts on your anxiety because I could really relate to it, thank you for helping me through it and understanding my panic attacks.

    Pugsanddonuts.blogspot.com

  • Red

    OMG ZOEEE!!! You are AMAZING, I cannot believe why people would ever want to be negative against you. I am SO proud of you all your friends, and I hope 2016 brings something beyond your wildest dreams. Also,

  • La Siddina

    Dear Zoe, is always nice to read your posts and to watch your vlogs. I would like to thank you to keep me company and to inspire me. May your all dreams come true. xxx

  • Flo

    I would really like to see a girl online movie too! Zoe should star in it of course! There are so many you tube videos of home made trailers for both books! I really love girl online but Im scared this is the end and there will be no more books after this. I would really love zoe to turn girl online into a series! I read the book in three days its so amazing and inspiring! Well done zoe for the flights with no panicky moments! You can do it, we all knew you could!!!!!! Your so brave and you just need to remember how amazing you are, never get yourself down there are so many people who love and care about you.
    http://www.Lilliieee.blogspot.com

  • Elsa Crandell

    As a girl going into her teenage years and her first year of high school who struggle with anxiety and body imagery herself Zoe has always really helped me. I discovered her channel in 2010. I was 6 or 7 at the time and had also found One Direction and instantly feel in love, but anyway. Even back in 2010 when I started being bullied and started having imagery problems and anxiety Zoe has always made come out of the day with a smile. When she got together with Alfie another youtuber who I had at he’d for many years as well, I don’t know why but it made me even happier. I just loved how cute they are together and how much they are alike. They both have the same morals and just help me to understand that their are people out their who will be mean. You won’t care about your emotions but then there also will be people who do care. So as it is 2016 I just want thank Zoe so much for all the help she has given me. Maybe one day she will come to Australia with Alfie so I can meet her. And hopefully then we can get her beaut products!!
    Happy 2016 everyone. Xx

  • Haley Nicole Separovich

    I love you, Zoe! You’ve inspired me in so many ways! Especially when it comes to my anxiety! I also create content and I’m working really hard to make my videos as amazing as yours! Here’s a link to my channel if anyone wants to check it out: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRWzlkQ6hKLlJvp5iSSLGWQ

  • Alice Giraudi

    Wow, I just finished your first book and can’t wait until I read the second one!! It was amazing – it put me through a real roller coaster of emotions – just as a good book should do! You’re such a cool person and I hope you continue with your channel, blogs, etc. x

  • I made a teaser trailer Zoe – I hope you like it!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmemsagVLx0

  • Stella K. Wadowsky

    Dear Zoe, I was really ill last summer, I had panic attacks and videos by you really helped me. I watched them for one and a half months on and off, and got a lot of consolation from the videos. I’m sending you warm regards from the crispy cold Estonia and I hope you’ll soon find a present sent by me from your pier box. Your joy is my joy, so keep sharing your videos. Have a look at my blog as well: http://www.stellarium.ee and my review about Zoella Beauty: http://www.stellarium.ee/2015/08/peek-inside-zoella-beauty.html I wish you a happy new year! All love, Stella

  • Lily Baillieux

    This was so such an emotional yet inspirational post it has made me more ready for 2016 than ever :) thanks Zoe! (although your probably not reading this) xxx

  • Penny Papadopoulou

    I hope 2016 will be even better!!! ☺❤
    Please check out my blog
    http://pennoo.weebly.com/
    Thanks xx

  • mariha

    I agree she should definetly make it into a film it would be amazing
    also thanks to you Zoe for your amazing beauty products, books,videos, inspirational blog posts
    :)

  • Kelly Pryor
  • Hebe

    Zoe I love this! you are my idol and you always will be I look up to you, you inspire me and make me happy. you are a little piece of the world that makes me laugh, smile or giggle! so thankYOU for finding us! Zoe you are an amazing person no matter what anyone says remember that please through all the bad times

  • Perfect Fusion
  • Anotherfreakyblog

    Zoe, I loved every single word in this post. This year have been precious for you and your friends and Ia could not be hapiier for you. You really worked for this, so now enjoy :)

  • Alishas_Time

    Zoes blog is the best i have ever read

  • LOVE THIS
    really great to hear about your year honestly because it helps to know that there is hope in fighting anxiety. That you can still do the things you love in spite of it.
    Really happy for you and all you have achieved this year!
    Can’t wait what else is to come!

    https://breannagaul.wordpress.com/

  • KatarinaWithABlog

    I really enjoyed reading this blog post! It was very positive and inspiring!

    Side note: It would be be really cool to have any of you read my blog, katarinawithablog.blogspot.com

  • Nonsense

    i love to read this cause it makes me realize that zoe and all of the famous people also struggle with things everyone does THAT no one has the “perfect life” cause that does not exist belive me …… things like bullying,self esteem problems and so much more are not things that you have to go through alone or that only me or you have expirienced (excuse my spelling i`m not a english is not my first lenguange )

  • xXSummerHeartXx

    It feels so good just to here you overcoming your fear,making positivity for everyone on your blog and sharing your inner feelings on your blog.I absolutes agree it you who gets you to places in the end and I don’t know why people would ever hate you. Thank YOU For making 2015 a great year for me.

  • Denise Gozzini

    Hi everyone! I’m Denise and I’m an Italian graduate student. I’m conducting a research about Zoella and I would really appreciate your help! By clicking on this link you’ll be able to answer a survay on Zoe. It will only take you a couple of minutes Emoticon smile

    https://docs.google.com/…/12YkSu54qJMo0LYfIoYwmUT…/viewform…
    Thank you for your help!
    Have a nice day!

  • Heather Mc Gowan

    I am new to following Zoella and started watching Tanya Burr’s Vlogmas, which then lead me onto Zoella’s. I had so much fun getting into the festive spirit and when I learned more about her, I wanted to watch more. I love watching people achieve from purely being themselves and creating their own success. Zoe, you are incredibly successful, and as I am the same age, you are my inspiration as I start the blogging journey, myself :) Thank you for sharing so much and inspiring so many people. Keep it up ^_^ xxx

  • Oh wow i really loved reading this Zoe. It’s great to see other people’s recaps of their year!

    Emily // Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    xx

  • Tatiana G.V

    I hope this year goes even more better for you than the last one! Just writting this bcause I just this video of the youtuber “Secretlifeofabionerd” where she talk about anxiety and adds a video of one of her pannick attacks (I add the video right down). It would be so great if all youtubers with this kind of problems met each other and talked about this. I think it would help a lot of people. That video helped me understand how people with anxiety feel. As Noah said: “time is a great healer”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0d54UzMqsgE

  • Delilah Amin

    Wow! Longest blogpost ever, but so worth it!
    http://www.supernovaas.com

  • Jenny M

    Didn’t think I would make it to the end of that post,but it was worth it. Al the best for the new year Zoe xx

    http://blushpanda.blogspot.ie/

  • Josephine Kantawiria

    I did something similar to this! I really loved yours!

    http://dividence.weebly.com

  • I love this post! It brought a real tear to my eye! What a year you have been through! Good luck in 2016, you can smash it! :) xx

    http://www.abeeesaurus.blogspot.co.uk

  • JustATeen

    Zoeeeeeee. I really love all your YouTube videos, blogs, blogs and all other amazing stuff.
    Ily💙💓💗💞
    xxxx

  • I find your blog so good too Zoe! :) It’s nice to read, and you are so wise…
    Take care and happy new year to you! :)

  • CutieBlue Becca

    Zoe, I love you so much and I feel as if you’ve done so much for me even though we’ve never met in real life (which would make me so so so happy!).
    You’ve achieved so much and I’m so proud of you. I’m still working on my confidence and self-esteem. Please blog about it xx
    I’ve read girl online so many times and can’t wait until June (my bday) to get the sequel I’m so so so so excited.

    Even though we’ve never met in real life, inciting incident, I love you very very much and please check out my instagrams @_bxcca.mcr and @bestiezoella and my YouTube channels SimplyBecca and CutieBlue Becca.
    I’m also a keen blogger so please check out CutieBlue Becca on blogger xoxo

  • Julie Barbour

    wow this is none the most amazing posted i have ever read!!! i wish i could write good blogs xxxlove you zoe x

  • Svenja

    Absolutely loved this blog, Zoë! One of my favorites. Keep writing! Happy new year!

  • Miss Mini Zoella

    really loved you this year zoe
    you have really made my dreams come true and you make me smile when im felling down.
    I know what anxiety feels like and I am going through it to, I have also just reached 500 suscribers on you tube!! yeyyy!! this hs been and amazing year and I hope the best for you in 2016.I LOVE U SO MUCH AND U WILL STAY IN MY FOREVER!! thanks MISS MINI ZOELLA xxxx

  • Aimee Budge

    Definitely sounds like you had an amazing year! Here’s to another!

    http://www.awkwardlikeaimee.blogspot.com

  • Gabrielle Sturdee

    Hi Zoella if you are reading it will make me happy 😊I have a blog of my own and I would love to keep it going but there is nothing thay really inspires me (can’t spell ) anyway I was wondering if you could come and read it that would inspire me to post more thank you if you could reply to it that would be gratr😊if you want to fined it please go to Google and type in gab123over-blog.com thank you 😄😊

  • Adele Lo

    *fangurling*
    Zoe is SO perfect💞💖😍, I watch your YouTube channel and vlogs and videos like, EVERY SUNGLE DAY💫🌟💦 I’ve got your books and beauty products on my favourite shelf💜❤️💛💙 tysm for helping me all the time, boosting my spirits and helping me get past my panic attacks:))) ilysssssssssssssm Zoella HUGEST FAN👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
    Adele Lo xxxxxxxxxxxxx (i can’t express my gratitude enough)

  • This year was awesome for you and you did a great job for your beauty products, second novel and you make the best vlogmas videos on your both channels. I’m so proud of you, you are one of my favorite people in the world! I hope you’ll have a great and little bit crazy 2016! Xx

    Lots of love
    Diana
    Pandadeebo.blogspot.com

  • Sophie Shelley

    Any smaller bloggers want to support each others website?
    http://www.sophieshelley.co.uk

  • Lucia

    Amazing post Zoë! The best blog posts are the ones that have meaning, not just a whole lot of words typed on to a computer x

    hangoutwithlucia.wordpress.com

  • Füleki Dorottya

    Lovely Zoe, this post is i think one of your bests so far! It’s so inspirational and lovely. I just really enjoyed reading it. I think you’ve been through an amazing year and I wish I could be part of it. You have the most amazing friends as well! I’m so happy that you managed to ignore negativity and deal with anxiety. I’ve read both of your books as well and I just couldn’t put them down! They’re incredible. I’m wishing you a happy new year and more amazing years like 2015 in the future! And I’m hoping to meet you some day in my life. (Actually that’s a bit hard ‘couse I live in Hungary…) Love you xxx
    Ps: I got so many youtuber stuff for Christmas and they’re all amazing!

  • Elena

    Totally, girl online should be made into a film

  • Saiema

    All the pictures are amazing!!!! And well done Zoe for all of your achievements in 2015!! You are a great role model and I hope 2016 will be even better!! 😘😘🎀💗👌👏👍

  • Olga Dubinko

    Great post! i love reading your blog, Zoe! please keep up writing in it!

    http://againstandforward.blogspot.com.by

  • Maria Faisal

    Its amazing how whenever i am having a bad day, i decide to read or watch zoe and it instantly brightens my mood and makes me happy :) it gives me strength to work hard to overcome my weaknesses i feel if zoe can do it so can i. I really hate the anxiety part of me and when i read her blogs or see her videos i feel like I can rock the world Thankyou so much zoe for being such an inspiration. You may not see this but i just wanted to put it out there and say how immensly happy i am for your success, i hope you keep going higher and higher and may you get all the happiness in the world. i feel like your my elder sister who always picks me up during my low time , love you loads <3

  • Ariana A.

    I almost cried at the end of this blog, I love you sooo much Zoe. Whenever im down I just come to your blog and read my heart out. Thank you! <3

  • Lucia

    Zoë this post is amazing. I love blog posts that come from the heart❤️

    hangoutwithlucia.wordpress.com

  • Gracie

    I absolutely love how positive you are Zoe, you just really make me happy.

  • Amy Dowle

    This was the happiest I’ve felt reading something before xo this really motivated me for 2016 Thank you so much Zoe for helping me through this year and I know u r always there when I need you even if I can’t personally talk to you I know your there so thank you and love you lots😽 happy new year!!!😽

  • Shawndiz Hazegh

    i’m so glad you had a great year! i wish you have an even more amazing year in 2016!

    i just wanted to let you know i nominated you for the liebster award!

    here’s the link to my post: http://vogueintuition.weebly.com/home/thoughts-liebster-award

    my blog: http://vogueintuition.weebly.com

  • saying goodbye to 2015 and welcome a warmest new year, thank anyway :v
    http://www.linhtruong.info/

  • Jake Mellor

    SUCH AN AMAZING BLOG! So pretty, ahhhh💕

    thejakemellor.blogspot.com

  • Ella

    hey guys I’m newish to the world of blogging and would like it if you guys took a look at my blog xxx http://www.xoceanstarx.wordpress.com

  • Niamh Morland

    Love u too zoe xx xx

  • elles

    Its amazing how much you’ve achieved this year. From watching you at 100,000 subscribers to now is truly incredible x

    http://www.ellemaryjane.co.uk

  • Jade

    love Zoe so much :) don’t know a human being nicer, please take a look at my blog, welcometomeandmyworld.wordpress.com

  • Vanessa

    AMAZING! love u Zoe

  • Eleanor Tullett

    Zoe, you’re honestly an inspiration to everyone, even my 8 year old sister who is addicted to Lego watches you. Hey, they should make a ‘youtuber’ Lego collection…how cool?!? Nala looks so happy in the blogs and I even made my dog watch nalas’ birthday, she looked so jealous! 2016 will be the best year ever for you…I can tell! With much love,
    Eleanor ☺

  • Julia J

    Thank you Zoe for everything that you do. You inspire me and make me wish I was a better person, you are amazing, don’t let anybody tell you otherwise x

  • Stasy Kendel

    This post is AMAZING! It’s so organised and mentions every precious moment throughout 2015 followed by pretty photos. It was so enjoyable to read! And, not gonna lie, it got me a little bit more excited about 2016..:) Proud of every single achievement Team Internet made this year. Thank you Zoe for always being an inspiring person no matter what <3

  • Nagisa Sawa

    it’s actually the first time that I read your blog, and I love it. this inspired me so much. thank you for being who you are. love you lots. 💓
    I hope you’re reading this, but I love translating English into Japanese. my English or my translation is not the best, but since this is so inspiring, I want to translate this into Japanese and put it on the Internet for those who can’t understand English. if you’re okay, tweet me. @nag_saaa again, love you lots and really really hope that you’re reading this. xx

  • Chloe B

    Hi Zoe,

    I absolutely love your blog,the posts are great. You always manage to find interesting topics to write about!
    I have just started my own blog up! Do you have any
    that might help?

    Have a good day,
    Chloe:)

    http://chlotasticthoughts.blogspot.co.uk/

  • That’s amazing! Happy New Year♥♥♥♥

    http://www.brooklynglam.com

  • Emily

    I love reading your blog posts they are so entertaining and I could just sit here for hours reading them (well sometimes I do!)

  • Nena Roosloot

    this somehow got me a bit emotional! I love looking back on things and it honestly was an amazing year! love to see you so happy and I hope you’ll stay happy for as long as you live. love

  • Jordyn Trollip

    This is just so wonderful! I hope 2016 is amazing and an absolutely success xxx

    http://www.jordyntrollip.blogspot.com

  • Anais

    This post brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for being such an honest and incredible person Zoe, and sharing it with all of us :) You really make a positive difference in my world and I’m hugely grateful for that.
    Love from Paris,
    Anaïs

  • Sally
  • Hearts for evaaaa

    I felt like crying reading that I don’t know why! Xxx Love you to and I feel like I’ve been with you from 2010 pretty much from the start xxx I love you and I will always support you in whatever you choose to do 💞

  • Friends Call Me Yoshi

    I am so proud of you Zoe, you’ve come so far in 2015 and it’s been a pleasure to watch you progress. Your books are an absolute masterpiece and I wish the best of luck for 2016. You deserve it.

    My blog if you want to check it out:
    cutelittlebloggerxd.blogspot.com

  • Stine Janson

    I loved reading this so much!!<3

  • Ειρήνη Κ.

    Zoe you are such a sweet and kind person . I really enjoy reading your blog posts , watching your videos and generally “stalking ” you in the social media (in a good way;-) ) ❤💜

  • Wow what can i say this is an incredible poast again! you should be insanly proud of yourself i know so many people are proud of you. You inspire me and many others so much keep doing what you are doing because you have touched so many people, Loving Girl Online on tour also got it for xmas and your beauty products need them in New Zealand stores please xx
    http://www.thisishepburn.blogspot.com

  • Sarah Redman

    Not to forget your amazing achievement of 24 days of zoella alongside vlogmas! You have done so well so keep up the good work! All of us love watching you, your a star so keep shining bright! Never let anyone dull your sparkle! <3

  • Emily

    Awh zoe, you are so amazing and inspirational and this blog post literally made me so emotional and gave me goose bumps xxx

    I love you so very much <3

  • lucy

    Yeh I agree that girl online should be made into films it would be so cool especially if Zoe was penny ❤❤

  • Beautiful post! So nice to see all the amazing this you did this year :) xx Sofie

    sealoffashionsofie.com

  • Stefan Jamess

    Thank you for making this post Zoë! It was a wonderful read and everything you said absolutely resonated with me! Thank you for being you, without you letting you shine through this year I do not know if I would be feeling as open and honest in my life. I have let the negativity out and the passion and positivity shine through.

    Thank you Zoë,

    Stefan. xxx

  • Emma NOWELL

    Wow such a great sum up of a wonderful year

  • looks like an awesome life

    https://www.youtube.com/c/YukovaDesign

  • Ellie Manlick

    I would love in anyone would like to check out my blog! I am in high school and am completely new to blogs! let me know what you thinK! I would really really appreciate it! http://justjumpinginpuddles.weebly.com

  • How you’ve come so far is so inspirational!

  • You’re living the dream Zoe! Keep being that great down to earth person that we all know and love! <3
    http://www.sgysblog.com

  • Georgi P

    I’m so proud of u Zoe! X I got all emotional reading this because u have come so far! Thank you for always being there for me and brightening my worst of days. Love you to bits xxx

  • Katja Roth

    oh my freaking god soso amazing zoe!

  • Sofia🍥

    Zoella your everyone’s inspiration, you can accomplish anything if your zoella + you made me face some of my fears! We respect you so much!!!

  • Little Snowflake

    This is one of my favourite posts he has ever done, she is os inspiring. I have just started my blog recently i would love if someone could have look it would mean so so much. http://www.littlesnowflake.co.uk/2016/01/fake-it-until-you-make-it.html

  • This is such a lovely post Zoe! I have just started my own beauty blog and my first post is a review of MAC’s Rebel lipstick if anyone wants to have a look :) https://beccasbeautyblogblog.wordpress.com/2016/01/16/mac-rebel-lipstick-review-and-swatches/ xxx

  • Jenn Collignon

    Loved reading every single word of this Zoe!!! Can’t believe how much you’ve accomplished, you’re such an inspiration to me. I hope you’re having a wonderful, stress free day today 😘

  • Lovely heartwarming post Zoe! You are such an inspiration to so many. Keep being you :)

  • Olivia

    i just want to say happy new year Zoe. i love you so much you are my favourite idol, you make those hard days a lot easier. so thank you so so so much for just being you! Love Liv your biggest fan. xxx

  • sasha

    zoe you have achieved so much :)
    http://imabeautyaddiict.blogspot.co.uk

  • Emily walker

    Does any one have some tips for starting up a blog?

  • Hi Zoella,
    Love, from Manila, Philippines and Happy 2016. Started watching you about 4 years ago and I’m so happy to see how you’ve grown and built your blogging empire brick by brick with love, laughter, and friends alongside you. To us on the outside it may look massive in that way but perhaps to you vlogging and blogging respectively have just always been both corners where you’re able to just be yourself and share what’s going on. Thanks for battling through anxiety to go on flights, make it through days, and share lovely photos of your life. You’re really inspiring. God bless.

    x Julia blessmybag.com

  • SavBanav

    Wow, what a great post! I find your blog so inspiring! I started my own blog in October ’15 and it’s been nothing short of an absolutely amazing experience and I can’t wait for more blogging in 2016!
    If you guys want to check out my blog, the link’s below. It would mean the world to me if you did! :)

    Savannah xx
    savbanav.wprdpress.com

  • Aw! What a really lovely post Zoe, it’s so nice to see how many wonderful things you done this year! It’s crazy how much hard work pays off and how you are literally living a dream! I too suffer with anxiety etc, so I can only imagine how hard it was for you in the January to suffer with all the press! But onwards and upwards hey :)

    xoxo, Lauren | The Dazzle Guide

  • Erica

    You are blog goals!! I really hope one day my blog is as perfect as yours. Such inspiration!

  • Vanessa

    It’s amazing to see how far Zoe has come in the past few years! It’s inspiring for anybody out there who is chasing down their dreams. She’s persevered through a lot this year, and has many successes to show for it. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2016. Maybe we will get a Girl Online movie!

    Keep it up :)

    If anyone has a moment, please check out my blog at http://www.vanessakingson.com

  • LellitDaddacVlogs

    i cried when i read all the propaganda over girl online, i just knew how you must be feeling and i didn’t believe any of it. i defended you to anyone who mentioned it. i am so glad it didn’t stop you posting on youtube as i enjoy your videos (especially morezoella) so so much <3 how strong you are to rise above it and keep shining :)

    i actually wrote a review of girl online on my blog where i gave it 4.5/5 if you want to read it :) http://robynsdenblog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/girl-online-by-zoe-sugg.html

  • photo puffin

    Love this post you achieved so much in 2015

    http://photopuffin.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Katie Suffern

    Love you, Zoe! You and your friends have done a wonderful job keeping your “corner of the world wide web” incredibly positive and uplifting, and that is a beautiful and rare accomplishment. Thank you so much for that!

  • Lucy Watson

    One of my favourite posts Zoe! This touched me! I am glad that you are happy and I will always support you! Love you Zoe! I am proud of you xx

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  • Maja Hribar

    the last paragraph made me tear my eyes, soo beautifully written! thank you Zoe for being you, you’re such an amazing person inside and out ! Thank you for making the world a better place xxx

  • Emma Sanders

    You’ve had an amazing year and deserve for 2016 to be even better! You have influenced so many young teenagers in a absolutely positive way and continue doing the wonderful things that you do, thank you for all the advice you have given, Love Emma xx

  • Frances Gail Gurrea

    I honestly can’t believe that the year is finally over and to start a new year. Hopfully it will be good. ♡♡♡♡

  • Glitterygalaxyfirefl

    I just started a blog and I would love it if you could take a look!
    https://glitterygalaxyfirefly.wordpress.com/

  • Olivia Allwood

    Zoe’s Books, Made And Crafted Into Movies, Would Honestly Make The World Wild Of Joy And Excitement, Along With Wonder And Several Different Other Emotions. They Would Break Records That Most Thought Never Could Be Made, Nor Topped With A Few Million To Spare. But, I Think We Can All Agree That After Zoe’s Success With Her Book Selling’s Can Easily Say That People Are Eager And Loving The Concept And Reviews Of The Book, And Want To Read It. But, We Can Say That Over Half Of The Worlds Population Would Rather Watch A Good, Decent Movie, Than A Good, Decent Book. Really, All Zoe Need’s Is An Ok Director And Producer, A Good Manager, That Isn’t Dean, But DOM, And Herself In A Role She Would Happily Play, We Have Got A Record No One Could Ever Top, And I Mean Never.
    But, We Also Need To Remember That Zoe Has Anxiety, And No Matter How Much We Want This To Happen, It May Not Happen. This Is Zoe’s Life. She Is Living A Life Just Like Us. She Has Chosen To Open Up To Us, And She Can Close The Doors Whenever She Wants To. We Shouldn’t But Pressure On Her, To Do Something That We Only Want. Even Though She Is Famous, Probably Has More Money Than Us, And Maybe Even Older Than Us, We Can’t Expect Her To Do Something That Could Affect Her And Her Health. So, Let’s Just Take A Deep Breath In And Let The River Flow. It Might Happen On Day, Or Might Not.
    She Also Has Mentioned In A Video That She Is Releasing Some Too, And She Has Told Us That We Will Soon Enough Know What Is Happening.
    Like If You Agree. Reply If You Care About Zoe.

    • Be_who_you_are_xx

      I Care About Zoe lol xx I really NEED a movie of girl online 😖

  • Rachelbellebeauty

    I’ve loved your blog for ages and I just recently started a one by myself so if you wouldn’t mind, could you check it? Thank you xx

    rachelbellebeauty.blogspot.com.es?

  • cloudyskiesblogging

    I absolutely love you – and your blog of corse- I’m really sorry if ths sounds cheeky but would aany of you please check out my beauty blog, https://cloudyskiessite.wordpress.com/ , I’m still realativley new to the blogging ‘world’ and could also really do with some feedback as well if anyone has any ideas on how I could improve my blog. Thankyou so much!!!!! xxx

  • Candace

    Is she going to make a third book, because I read both her books and I just can’t handle the ending in the second one…. I just want to know, But I am also a huge fan of Zoella, I love her so much

  • Loved this Zoe, as per.

    http://chloedurant.blogspot.co.uk/

  • anonymsunshine

    I feel so overwhelmed when I read your blog posts, Zoe. I hope that all your resolutions for 2016 will become reality and that you’ll be feeling even more proud and happy about this year when you look back at it in 2017!
    Lots of love xxx

  • I LOVE this post! The reason it inspired me to make one of my own was so that I could reflect on how far I’ve come this year!
    http://katarinawithablog.blogspot.ca/

  • Smileygirl

    I LOVE THOS BLOG. !!!!😁😁😁

  • Smileygirl

    *THIS

  • Rebecca Hammett

    Hi,

    Me and my bestie love your blog so much! This post is totally our favourite!

    We also have blog: http://2bestiesblogging.blogspot.co.uk/ and you really inspire us. This is my blog: http://girlbehindthescreenblog.blogspot.co.uk/
    We’d love if you checked them out, but they’re no where near as good as yours!

  • Shannon

    I think vloggersbloggers should have a Tv show
    Love you
    Ponylover2000

    • Be_who_you_are_xx

      Definitely! 😱😱

    • Lies

      Yep totally !!!

  • Molly Frampton

    Wow, I’m a relatively new Zoella fan. I’ve been watching your videos for the last 5months or so and I cannot believe how attached I feel to her and all of Team Internet to be honest. I just wanted to say a massive congratulations Zoe, your handwork, determination and motivation to do what you do is incredible. You’re an inspiration to everyone and the world is a much better place because you’re in it :) xx

  • Terri Taylor

    Love your blog <3
    Hope you have a fab 2016

    http://www.tou89lou.wordpress.com

  • Emily

    zoe I think you are an inspiration to every girl and boy out there you have faced problems and had amazing times and I want to grow up to become as nice as person as you are xx

  • shahad

    i wish to see a movie 4 girl online

    • Be_who_you_are_xx

      Yes! That would be the best thing since…. well… The book!

  • Lies

    Omg ly2 Zoella x

  • Cara Curtis

    This is amazing! I love your blog posts and videos.

    caraswardrobe.blogspot.com xx

  • Libby Outlaw

    I would love for Zoe to make all her novels into films too! I think Zoe would play either Miss Mills or one of the make up artists in Girl Online on Tour, but I’m not sure about Girl Online. But still, such a good idea!!

    http://allthesentimental.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

  • Yasmin Gannon

    She should make a film like Caspar and Joe

  • Safura

    That was absolutely heart touching. It felt really nice to read all the things yu accomplished, but I never knew about the press struggles and troubles, even though I watched your vlogs everyday. I like that you focus on the positives and thats what we all should aim to do. Thankyou for writing this, I always wondered why you stopped vlogging every single day but it’s good, you do what you have to do, although I’m not going to lie I do miss it alot haha. Anyways have a nice time whatever your doing :)

  • Shannon

    Zoe should be penny

  • Umea

    I loved watching your videos and vlogs and hopefully this year you will make everyone feel the same 😘

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  • A.Mui

    You are such an inspirational blogger. I really love reading your books and blogs and your recipes.
    AC xxx

  • Kavita

    Awesome fashion blogger http://www.truehaven.co.uk

  • xoxo_hope_oxox

    Anyone else want her to write a third Girl Online? I absolutely love both of them!

  • Oketa

    hiaaa zoe, i know im late but ive read all ur books and i love them all, could u plzzz make more

    love oketaxxx

  • Oketa

    im sooooo inspired by all ur books

  • I feel like I need to look back to 2015 too.

    http://www.lifewithalk.blogspot.com

  • Sucharitha namineni

    https://randomancy.wordpress.com/ guys please go and check outr my new blog

  • amelia may

    This post really moved me. So lovely and beautifully worded.
    millymayamelia.com
    23millymay25.blogspot.co.uk

  • Khwaiish

    This was beautiful even if it took me an hour to read and completely absorb each ans everh word… It was perfect Zoe

  • It’s soon middel of 2016 and I’m reading this now. Zoe, you’re such an inspiration!
    <3
    Lottie

  • Zoe! THE Amazing Book Is Not On Fire! I’m so sorry to point that out but i am so Phan Trash (omg haha) and i generally just don’t like grammar mistakes and stuff. I don’t mean to intimidate you or anything xxx

  • Charlotte

    I love how engaging your posts are <3 I hope to one day write as good as you x

    https://charlottesblogspotblog.wordpress.com

  • Devika

    Proud of you!

  • Kate

    I love Zoe’s books ! When I read them I was literally hooked. I wish she did a blog or video on how she got successful by blogging because I’ve just started doing it myself and it’s really tricky! So I think having her state how she did it would be so helpful! Check out my blog Zoe if you get the chance, it’s not very good but it’s good to start somewhere I guess ! http://Emkatexo.wix.com/mysite

  • Katelyn

    i love zoe so much i think she is an inspiration to me :)

  • Sophie Robinson

    Hehe that picture of Nala with her balloon is so cute! Lovely moving post. Xxx
    http://www.sopherina.co.uk

  • Joanna Pappas

    Please make a movie for both books!

  • Emily

    I would love to collaborate with other fellow bloggers! Please check out my blog if your interested :) http://emilysthoughts.wix.com/emily

  • Amy Dedman

    I love reading this blog – http://www.bold&british.wordpress.com :) good read

  • Yun Tong

    Zoe can you think about writing a book to teach people like me how to write? Your writings are so good and the language is just on point. I love to write and always have a lot to express but don’t have the power or skills to write it out!
    Love you,
    Mary Tong
    xoxo

  • Jess Leech

    Aw we are all so proud of you and your success Zoe!

    Would really appreciate if anyone would check out and give feedback on my blog thank you!xx

    https://jessleechy.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/facing-your-worst-fear.html?m=1

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  • James France

    Thank you so much for introducing me to Emma Gannon! So glad Ive got another blog to follow and book to read this year! :D And I love listening to podcasts, so it’s a bonus really :P

    http://jamesfrance.blogspot.co.uk

  • mimzia

    I know this was posted a little while ago but I loved reading this Zoe, I read your books and Penny inspired me to start my own blog (Online Amelia, hehe). I watch all your videos and they always bring a smile to my face. I have some of your Zoella Beauty products and they are all great quality and smell amazing! You have helped me with my anxiety which I am very grateful for.Thank you!
    Love Amelia 12 xxx
    P.S I drew you it’s on my instagram @ a.artwork please check it out☺ x

  • Free Games
  • I love how you share your feelings and opinions to reader through blog. I miss 2015 so much though that’s been a hard year for me. :)

  • Che Esteban

    How I wish you’d visit the Philippines :(

  • Anna

    Yeah that would be so cool! I love the first book so far ( I am in the middle of reading it )

  • Marija

    Zoe you are such an inspitation. I love you soooooo much! :)

  • Neha Deshpande

    Zoe!!!! I love your videos and vlogs! I literally spent a lot of 2015 watching your vlogs. You are so pretty and so amazing.So eager for vlogmas this year!! Love you xx

  • I loved this honest post (not to say your other posts aren’t honest, of course) writing about both your ups and downs. Hope to see more like this in the future.

  • Dikshita Bhuyan

    This is my favourite blog post. I remember watching your vlogmas after you had stopped for a couple of days and I remember writing a comment on your discussion page in YouTube that I felt a change in you after that break. You had become closed off and I felt that you had stopped enjoying what you were doing and after a whole year and looking back, I feel like you have become a much stronger person. Thanks Zoe, for always being YOU. I don’t think any other person would have handled the same situation in such a calm and dignified manner. Love you! And thank you for not running away. Always know that if you feel suffocated, you always have a bunch of us always ready to support you, no matter what.

  • just like you

    Hey there is a movie outthere now

  • Helica Silva-Bamber

    My little sister loves these books and I just borrowed one it was so good!! Makeup artist Bristol

  • Nhi Tuyết
  • After loving Zoe’s blog for a long time , I have became interested in starting my own as a hobby.Would love some advice and some inspo from any fellow bloggers xx