Suffolk’s social media stars – the online personalities attracting thousands of followers
Social media can be a daunting landscape, with dozens of sites and apps clamouring for superiority.
Some among us choose to shun it entirely, while other embrace it as a way of life.
We’ve compiled a rundown of just some bloggers, tweeters and instagramers, with local ties and huge online audiences. If you want to know how to do it right, these are good places to start.
There’s no room on this list for those better known for something else – so we’ve left out journalists, politicians, commentators, athletes, organisations and big businesses.
•whatiateforbreakfast 65,000 Instagram followers
Social media is commonly maligned for being strewn with pictures of people’s meals, but whatiateforbreakfast’s number of devotees highlights the appeal for foodies among us. It’s hard not to water at the mouth when presented with elegantly photographed dishes like ‘dippy eggs with smoked salmon and avocado crumpet soldiers’.
•Wildlife Gadget Man 20,500 Twitter followers
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Jason Alexander is active on Twitter, Facebook and Youtube. At any one time, he has up to 30 cameras positioned around the garden to view visiting wildlife.
•LucyLovesYa Almost 25,000 followers across Twitter and Instagram
An award-winning interiors, lifestyle, fashion, food, DIY and travel blog, LucyLovesYa provides a little online inspiration for the colourfully inclined.
•Stacey Oakes 14,000 Twitter followers
- 1 More Suffolk petrol stations closed as PM plans action
- 2 Explained: What is causing the long queues at petrol stations?
- 3 Lorry drivers being offered up to £60,000 and other bonuses as shortage bites
- 4 Blaze spreads from classic car to bungalow next door
- 5 How it all unfolded: Town grab late point against Owls in bizarre fashion
- 6 Two arrested after man dies in crash
- 7 Match Ratings: How Town players performed against Wednesday
- 8 Ipswich Town 1 Sheffield Wednesday 1: Late Chaplin goal grabs Town a point
- 9 Dramatic pictures as huge barn fire breaks out near coast
- 10 Stu says: Five observations following Ipswich's 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday
Makeup artist, blogger and writer for beauty site Pixiwoo, Stacey Oakes offers an insight into both the glamour and realities of working in the world of style and cosmetics.
•suffolktractorgirl 10,800 Instagram followers
Fans of Denmark’s hottest export hygge, will revel in these welcoming interiors and lifestyle snapshots. Newcomers to Instagram can learn a lesson or two about great composition and subject choice.
•Jax Blunt 9,000+ Twitter followers
Another active social media user, with a presence on Twitter, Youtube and Instagram, Jax Blunt’s liveotherwise blog has covered everything from home education and parenthood, to politics and books, since 2003.
•Karen Cannard Almost 8,500 Twitter followers for @KarenCannard and @therubbishdiet
Born of a desire to reduce her family’s food waste Karen Cannard’s enlightening an humorous writing urges readers to “take the Rubbish Diet and slim your bin”.
•Cassiefairy 10,500+ followers across Twitter and Instagram
Thrifty lifestyle blogger Cassiefairy was recognised for innovation at last year’s UK Blog Awards. The place to go for tips on money-saving DIY crafts, sewing projects, recipes and shopping. Active on just about every social media site.
•Megan_She_Wrote 7,000+ Twitter followers
A funny and frank feed of thoughts on all aspects of life from the boss of a Suffolk company specialising in kitchen retail and private dining services.
Special mention also goes to Rachel Edwards’ captivating blog about living with, and recovering from bipolar disorder.