Jamaican bloggers are a bit hard to uncover these days. When I say bloggers, I don’t mean content creators. If you’re wondering what the difference is, it’s in the content type. You see, all bloggers are content creators but not all content creators are bloggers. This means that content creators with actual blogs (which are regularly updated) are far fewer amid the growth and popularity of platforms like Instagram, YouTube and Tik Tok that favour audio and visual content.
But for those of us who still truly enjoy a well-written word, bloggers and in particular, active Jamaican Bloggers are more difficult to find. So I thought I would share some of my favourites with you in honour of Jamaica’s Emancipation Day (August 1) and Independence Day, (August 6) as well as our stellar performances in this year’s Tokyo Olympic Games where Jamaica swept the track for 1st, 2nd and 3rd medals in the Women’s 100m races and Gold in the 4×1 relay among others.
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5 Jamaican Bloggers to Follow
1. Shandean Reid
This one. If you are reading this, chances are you’re looking for local blogs. Since I am in fact an active Jamaican Blogger myself, if you haven’t subscribed yet and connected via socials, this would be a good time. Also, while you’re here, check out some other posts under categories like Motherhood, Family Finances and Reviews. I also create content on Youtube.
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2. As Told By Nella
As Told By Nella is a Travel and lifestyle blog by the curvaceous Dr. Ornella Green. Despite being a busy practicing medical doctor, Dr. Nella finds the time to be a well-rounded content creator.
She produces various content types which are published on her blog, Instagram and YouTube channel.
Her blog features lifestyle and travel posts showcasing things to do and where to stay across the island.
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3. Adventures from Elle
The author behind Adventure from Elle, is Rochelle Knight, who is incidentally, another content creator who is a practicing medical professional by Day. By Day-Offs and Weekends, the good doctor spares some of her precious free time to share gems through her travel and writing. She also has a YouTube Channel.
Her blog is primarily about travel as she takes on adventurous day trips off the beaten path all across the island (Jamaica). Her blogs are very detailed and take you through the adventure from start to finish, capturing how to get there, things to do, how to stay safe and recounting the experience and often throwing a bit of history and facts.
4. Simply Local
Jhunelle J is the full-time travel creator behind Simply Local. She creates content on her blog, Instagram and occasionally on YouTube.
The blog features local treasures to swim, eat and places to stay. The spots featured are typically deeply local, tropical, serene vacation spots serving up a true Jamaican travel experience outside of the typical Tourist experience.
The blog also serves up exclusive offers to reduce the cost of your visit to some of the places featured.
5. Simply Candi Nicole
Simply Candi Nicole is run by a sweet, young introverted millennial woman discovering ways to live a happy and healthy life.
Her blog is a true lifestyle blog, covering topics ranging from beauty products and skincare, dating and dining spots around town, wedding planning and more.
Other Great Blogs to Check Out
If you’re just looking for great lifestyle bloggers all around, no matter the nationality, here are some of my favourites.
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