What became of the Class of 2015 Crocstar interns?


2016 might have universally sucked for everyone. But there was one glimmer of hope: Shabi was formed from the pairing of Shannon and Abi. Here’s their story. Way back in December 2015, we expanded the Crocstar team to include three interns. Shannon and Abi have stayed with us as content producers while the wonderful Anaaf […]

How to make hashtags work for you on Instagram: The Crocstar toolkit


We’re of the opinion that it’s not important how many followers you have, it’s how many followers actually engage with you – though it’s hard to keep this mantra in mind when your last social post only got five likes. If you’re wanting to grow your Instagram following in time for a new product launch […]

Sarcastic emojis – which one do you use?


Here at Crocstar, we’re partial to an emoji or two (or three). Earlier this year Christine went to a talk at SXSW called ‘The Linguistic Secrets Found in Billions of Emoji’, she wrote all about the secrets in her blog post. If emojis have become a type of language support, are they capable of forming […]

Make the most of your Monday


Why is society so keen for us to dread Monday? Most of us can trace that feeling of cold dread back to Sunday nights before school. But we aren’t at school any more. There are no grown ups telling us what to do. We are the grown ups. And we’re in control.

Swearing is bleeping great


It’s almost like a rite of passage. Like birth, puberty, marriage and death, swearing properly for the first time changes us. Try and say you didn’t feel fantastic after emitting your first swear. The sheer relief of releasing the expletive that you’ve tried so hard to contain for most of your childhood – what a high! Welcome to the adult world – you’re going to hate it.

Nothing. I’ve got stuff to do – didn’t even hurt that much anyway.
Cry. A big ugly cry.
Swear: that really fucking hurt.

How to make your Instagram photos look incredible: The Crocstar toolkit

GB Labels on Instagram

Abi writes: We are Instagram obsessives at Crocstar. We’ve blogged before about the benefits of setting up an Instagram account, but we were so excited about the latest stats we just had to share our latest thoughts on using the photo-sharing app. So here’s how to make the most of your posts so you can reach the right people.