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

Meredith Foster

YouTube subscribers: 4.8 million
Twitter followers: 1.16 million
Instagram followers: 2.3 million

Biggest success of 2016: “My biggest success of 2016 was learning to accept change and to welcome it. I nurtured personal relationships and friendships that were put on the back burner for a long time while working on my channel and business over the years. I have a much better balance in my life now and it makes me better at what I do! I started spreading my wings more and began working with a wider variety of people in the digital space. I also did a ton of fun collaborative work with other creators!”

Goals for 2017: “My goals for 2017 are to become healthier in both mind and body, surround myself with people who lift each other up and bring happiness to each other, & be creative!”

Favorite rising social media star right now: “My favorite rising social media stars are the Psychic Twins on YouTube!”

Best advice for someone looking to succeed in the social media space: “My best advice is to always put out what you are genuinely happy to make. It’s not all about the numbers so as long as your heart and passion are in your content the viewers will come! It also doesn’t happen overnight! I’ve been growing my channel for seven years. Consistency is key! ”

Favorite all-time social media platform: “My favorite social media platform is YouTube because it is where I started making my videos and it feels like home to me. I was able to find my voice and passion by creating whatever content my heart desired and share it with the world.”

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