Zoella Has Finally Revealed Why She's Been Offline For So Long
8 January 2018, 09:38 | Updated: 8 January 2018, 09:52
The YouTuber has been offline since Christmas
Two weeks is a lifetime on the internet, so when the UK's most recognisable vlogger takes a fortnight away from social media, fans can sometimes get a little concerned about their absence.
Anyone who knows my question please answer I'm so curious. Where is Zoë / Zoella she hasn't tweeted anything, she hasn't upload. Wtf is going on?— Theopii (@theopi_asl) January 7, 2018
Where the frick is Zoella why hasn’t she posted or been online since Christmas?— Kiara (@brighthestyles) January 3, 2018
Zoe has literally disappeared off the face of the earth and I’m truly worried xxx @Zoella I miss you 😢😢😢— Rachel🔮 (@_rcrocker) January 6, 2018
But in the case of Zoella, fans needn't worry. The YouTuber, who last posted to Twitter on Christmas Day, has finally explained why she's been absent on all platforms for the past couple of weeks.
Taking to Instagram stories to reach out to fans, Zoella explained, "I spent the last few weeks recovering from flu, having Xmas and most importantly an internet detox, which I do every year (I think of it like charging my brain battery)."
Last winter saw Zoella receive negative publicity for her association with the widely-panned YouTube convention Hello World, as well as her 12 Days Of Christmas Advent Calendar, which some fans described as "exploitative" due to it's initial £50 price tag and fairly naff contents. With that in mind, a little hibernating time before a fresh start in 2018 is totally understandable.
It's not just famous vloggers who could use some time offline
Digital addiction is a thing, as we reported back in May last year. So don't forget to take some time away from the screen too. You'll thanks later.