Last September, it was reported that 800 million people are using Instagram. Chances are, a good portion of those users are probably following an influencer or two. And while we know life isn’t always as picture-perfect as those filtered portraits of rosé, fancy threads, and artfully-poured lattes, the influencers we follow still have a — well — influence on our lives. So we took to our feeds to parse out some local bloggers who are using their platform to promote more than just rewardStyle links and sponsored content (although, to be fair, there’s some of that too).
Here are five follow-worthy locals who’ve found ways to use their influence for good.