In the world that I have grown up in, social media has been a factor for the entire time that I can remember, and because of that we all create and form “relationships” so-to-speak with online bloggers and influencers. These creators build trust with people by putting out content that is honest and relatable. Below are four women who work hard on the Internet to create honest relationships with their followers or viewers.
This blog is one that I found fairly quickly when I started the blogging journey with this course as well as I have began my own person journey with blogging. Cristina uses her blog, Cristina Was Here, to speak a lot about life and the journey that life truly is. When taking a look at her social media accounts, they are very clearly linked at the top of her blog page and they are Facebook, Twitter, Google+ Pinterest, and a Private Instagram. I had requested to follow her on that Private Instagram, but at this point did not receive a response either way. My request is just sitting out there in Internet-land.
I enjoy Cristina’s social media accounts because not only does she use them to spread her blog posts out into the internet, but she also uses them to build more of a connection on a deeper basis beyond the one sidedness that blogs tend to have in this day and age.
Her blogs and other social media content affects me in the matter of that I tend to relate on a more personal level to them than that of a Hollywood star. That normalness of her and her blog is a large part of what appealed to me.
Current Favorite Post- Weekend In Our Life
This post is so real about life, not only as a couple, but also as life in general.
Creatively Lauren was actually a blog that I stumbled up before I really knew what the concept of blogging was. I found her via her Pinterest page, and the content from her blog that was being shared there. Lauren’s blog focuses on life of a college student and as a millenial. As Lauren shifts out of college life, her blogs have started to transition as well. As a twenty-something who is also transitioning out of the “college era” of my life her blog has been wonderful. Taking a look at the social media accounts she shares, she has the Pinterest that I mentioned above as well as a Twitter page where she combines the sharing of her blog posts with the thoughts that run through her head while creating blog content. She also has an Instagram page where she shares her blog posts, but also has a more personal flair where she shares mostly her travel experiences! While looking deepering into Creatively Lauren, I found out that she has begun a Youtube channel that seems to primarily focus on unboxing videos. This page is not as developed as her other social media accounts, but is still a nice tie to what she puts in her blog. The final account that Lauren links on her blog is her Etsy page where she focuses on templates to help other bloggers grow and develop their blogs.
I thought Creatively Lauren stood out to me because she was someone that after seeing her first college “how-to”, I returned to her page to see if there were any other helpful hints to help me grow through college. Lauren is highly relatable which helps me connect and share her content.
Current Favorite Post- Must Have Apps for College Students
Even though I am done with full-time student life, I still find these apps both inside and out of my life as a college student.
I primarily knew LaurDIY from Youtube, where Lauren is known for her #sunDIY challenges as well as weekly vlogging. As I followed Lauren more I followed her on all of the Social media accounts that were listed under her videos. These were Snapchat (@laurdiy), Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr, all of which showed different extensions of the life Lauren shows on her Youtube Page. Lauren’s Youtube page also links about to her Google+ account which seems to have fallen to the wayside in the past few years (but in my opinion, Google+ as a whole has just kind of remained unused!).
In recent years, Lauren’s fame has grown and she now has her own website laurdiy.com, which links up to her most used social media sites Instagram, Twitter, and Youtube. Lauren’s content as LaurDIY has always pushed me to be more creative and life and therefore push the boundaries of my comfort zone. Since Lauren’s social media accounts are all so easily accessible, it makes it easier to stay up-to-date on her activities as well as her posting schedule on Youtube.
Current Favorite Post- We Broke Up
Holy cats this is not happy video. Lauren and her now ex-boyfriend, Alex, decided to be very honest with the world about them ending their three-year relationship. I personally thought Alex and Lauren (known as Laurex to their followers) were one of the strongest couples out in the Youtube world. Obviously this video was one that reminded me, and I’m sure other viewers, that Youtube is only a glimpse into the lives of people, and Youtubers truly are people and not just these happy figures on the Internet.
This last creator goes by two names on Youtube, which is where I originally came across her content. MissRemiAshten is her main Youtube channel where she posts, in her own words, “everything from DIY’s, to cooking tutorials, makeup and fashion videos, dance music videos, and more!”. Her second account, which is her vlog channel, is RemLife. I discovered Remi when researching weight loss and the effects of it. Over the past year, Remi has gone through a total lifestyle transformation which resulted in some amazing weight loss for her.
Remi also links and stays consistent on Twitter, Instagram , and Google+. Remi is consistent and relatable with her posts, which as with the women above, means I am able to connect with her and want to share her content with the people who follow me. Remi also has a second Instagram, which honestly is the most relatable and honest thing I have seen from a Youtuber.
Current Favorite Post- What I Wish I Knew Before Losing Weight
Remi has always been an inspiration to me for healthy living, and it is so amazing to watch her be honest about how her weight loss and lifestyle change affected her and those around her. This video shows that weight loss no matter how big are small is something that impacts your life. In all of the videos I have seen by Remi she is very honest, especially as of lately about how weight loss is not an easy path no matter how easy the internet may make it seem to the followers out there in the world.