From family to food, to discovering hidden Michigan gems, these sites will keep you informed.
MICHIGAN—Social media ruled our lives before many Michiganders began working from home to help prevent passing the coronavirus to one another.
With so many more hours being spent at home, the magnetic draw to screens big and small seems to be even greater. Fortunately, there are spaces on the internet that provide information every Michigander should know.
Here are 24 social media accounts to keep you informed on all things Michigan:
Politics and Progress
Michigan Future, Inc.
Michigan Future, Inc. is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization that aims “to be a source of new ideas on how Michigan can succeed as a world-class community in a knowledge-driven economy,” according to its website. Follow them for the latest innovative ideas.
The progressive group works to keep Michigananders informed and to hold elected officials accountable for the actions—and inaction.
Michigan Municipal League
The MML encourages Michigan’s cities to foster welcoming, multicultural communities that can further economic development.
Center for Political Studies – University of Michigan
UM’s Center for Political Studies uses data analysis to keep Michigan’s electorate informed on the issues that will affect them most.
Environment and Climate Change
The Michigan Audubon’s Twitter page is where birders of the Mitten unite. Their page and blog feature information of species to look out for, fundraisers, and conservation efforts.
A subset of the Environment America policy and action group, Environment Michigan aims to help us all build a greener future.
Michigan Climate Action Network
The Michigan Climate Action Network highlights the work of local activists and the needs surrounding Michigan’s goal of being emission-free by 2050.
Science Around Michigan
Science Around Michigan explores all of the ways the discipline can improve life for Michiganders, including reversing effects of climate change.
Travel and Recreation
Life in Michigan
The Life in Michigan travel blog and Twitter page showcase all things Michigan, and if there’s beer, they’ll post it twice. Three times if it’s Michigan-brewed. Check out Instagram for the best photos from the group.
Traverse City is a destination for Michiganders from across the state with year-round activities. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or solo with your furry friend, Traverse City’s Twitter page will ensure you’re finding the best options for your trip.
This blog, Twitter, and Instagram come together to highlight the best Michigan has to offer travelers.
The western Michigan city’s Instagram page features everything from holiday lights to be best places to dine.
Health and Beauty
Sustainable materials engineer by day, and a fashionista at all times, Jordan Blackwell features fashion and DIY projects on her Instagram page.
Lifestyle, fashion, and beauty blogger Kaylena Renae will inspire Michiganders to layer on the style this season.
YouTuber, wife, and new mom Alexandra Beuter shares everything from pregnancy and baby tips to home makeover ideas across all her social media channels. Check out her @alexandrabeuter page for adorable photos of her son.
Whether someone calls you mom or not, you’ll want to catch all that Skubik is serving on her witty blog and colorful social media pages.
Food and Drink
When you can’t make it out to your favorite Detroit restaurant or swing the delivery fee, the next best thing is checking out the latest dishes and desserts through Eater.
Local Food Companion
Foodies who enjoy local fare will appreciate this blog and Instagram page that shares honest reviews of Michigan-made plates.
Eat Drink Michigan
This image-only Instagram blog features everything from decadent desserts to savory bites from across Michigan and beyond.
Feel Good Foodie
Kalamazoo resident and self-proclaimed foodie Yumna Jawad left her job in research and marketing for packaged foods behind for a life of blogging about seasonal and healthy-ish meals.
Family and Pets
Consultant and creative JeeYoung uses her blog to help other work-at-home parents balance being everything to everyone—while still prioritizing themselves.
The Detroit Moms Blog connects mamas of all kinds for crafty ideas, DIY ideas, and playdates when safely possible.
Michigan Humane Society
Furry friends are in need of families, and the Michigan Humane Society frequently posts about them. Foster and adoptive families’ photos make occasional appearances too.