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Southwest Florida Influencers and Bloggers Who Are Pretty Much Killing It

Updated: November 18, 2019


There’s no doubt that Influencers and Bloggers are helping us make decisions on what to buy and even where to eat.  It’s great to be able to get online, look at reviews and really inform yourself with the information before making a choice.  But now that brands are looking to work with Influencers and Bloggers, it’s really important to know who you are following.  This is why I updated and complied a list of Southwest Florida Influencers and Bloggers who I think are killing it!


When following an Influencer or a Blogger, it’s really important that they earn your trust.  You work hard for your earnings and your time is valuable.  Influencers and Bloggers shouldn’t just tell you the greatest and latest thing that’s out there but also should provide you value.  It’s always important to ask yourself, “Are they just saying how wonderful something is because they are getting paid or is it a product that will make your life easier?”


There are so many Influencers and Bloggers located in our backyard but these are the people that provided value in my life which is worth checking out! These Influencers and Bloggers are not ranked in any particular order and are not placed.

Jennifer Adams | Instagram: @thenewnaples | Blog: The New Naples

The New Naples was created for young professionals to have a one stop shop for the latest happy hours and what to do during the weekend and not has evolved into a resource for people of all ages to live the Naples lifestyle all year long. Her beautiful blog reflects Naples and she just posted The Unofficial Naples Fall Bucket List.  You need to check out this list because it doesn’t matter if you’re a local or just visiting, it will elevate your experience.

Ilda Hobert |Instagram: @ildahobert | Blog: World Of Modern Mom

Ilda’s colorful feed gives you the motivation to walk out the door looking cute.  She’s a mom to the most adorable girl who also makes a debut on the feed once and a while.  Ilda’s IG stories are the ones to watch because she will let you know on the best places to get your next outfit and gives you behind the scenes of her life.

 Tara Septembre | Instagram: @tarametblog | Blog: Tara Met Blog

Would you ever guest that she’s a mom to two boys? Oh wait! They are also twin boys? That doesn’t stop her from not only being an amazing mom but from traveling the world, sharing fashion tips on her IG and her blog, TaraMetBlog. She has been blogging for 15 years and also published two romance novel in the past year.

Ashleigh Harrison | @ashleighslife_ | Blog: Ashleigh Rose Blog

Ashleigh has a love for supporting small.  She post photos of her favorite outfits she finds from local boutiques around Ft. Myers.  Not only does she supports local business, she is also a go to for makeup tips and tricks, which can be found of her YouTube page.

Paula Bendfeldt | Instagram: @paulabenfeldt | Blog: Growing Up Bilingual


Paula is the founder of Growing Up Bilingual and you can also find her on 365 Things To Do In Southwest Florida. She was born in Guatemala moved to the United States in 2008 with her husband Cesar and two children. Watch her explore her Latino roots and the world through language, culture, food and travel. She also now offer social media consulting!

Hannah Rinaldi | Instagram:@eatdrinkandsavemoney | Blog: Eat Drink and Save Money


Hannah believes that everyone can create a meaningful and joyful life on a budget.  She created a personal blog in 2010 to share her and her husbands journey in frugal living while paying off educational debt. Now she’s a blogger, social media influencer, lover of Southwest Florida, travel writer with Traveling Mom, and food contributor to The Daily Meal.

Lindsey Miller | Instagram: @ourtribex5 | Blog: Our Tribe X 5

Lindsey’s tribe includes 5 and she still looks stylish and keeps it real.  You can shop all of her looks on the LikeitKnowit App.  Her outfits are not only trendy but affordable.  She loves sharing all things beauty, fashion, home, and family.  You will have fun shopping her Instagram, watch her raise her kids, and enjoying her life!

Be sure to head to the 2019 SWFL Blogger List to read my final thoughts.


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