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Suffolk’s social media stars – the online personalities attracting thousands of followers

PUBLISHED: 15:17 16 February 2017 | UPDATED: 15:18 16 February 2017

Wildlife blogger Jason Alexander

Wildlife blogger Jason Alexander

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

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

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.

Super recycler Karen Cannard at home in her kitchen. Picture: TUDOR MORGAN-OWENSuper recycler Karen Cannard at home in her kitchen. Picture: TUDOR MORGAN-OWEN

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”.

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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.

Cassiefairy was Highly Commended for her retail and fashion blog at the National Blog Awards 2014Cassiefairy was Highly Commended for her retail and fashion blog at the National Blog Awards 2014

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.

Other blogs and social media accounts with big audiences and worthy of investigation include @LaurenInSuffolk, @saharasplash, @Charlene685, @SuffolkDan and @HollyDerynCourt.

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