16 Of The Biggest Social Media Stars Reflect on Their 2016 Success

Lauren Riihimaki (LaurDIY)

YouTube subscribers: 4.7 million
Twitter followers: 1.7 million
Instagram followers: 2.2 million

Biggest success of 2016: “I finally made the move from Toronto, Canada to L.A.! Being closer to the YouTube community has provided so many new opportunities for me to grow my channel and create better content. I’m also not mad at this west coast weather!”

Goals for 2017: “LaurDIY DIY supplies in all big name craft stores… Hoping 2017 is the year! ”

Favorite rising social media star right now:Liza Koshy, this girl has had me cracking up circa the vine days (RIP).”

Best advice for someone looking to succeed in the social media space: “Find your aesthetic (I kind of hate the word but y’know), do what you love and be consistent!”

Favorite all-time social media platform: “YouTube DUH! There’s so much freedom to create almost anything you want, and YouTube has been such an amazing place to share content with like-minded individuals.”

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