Who: Doree Shafrir, regular contributor to Gawker
Why: Because she is one of our favorite writers. So clever! Also: A meme launcher. She’s the one who started that whole Hipster Grifter thing, and one half of the team behind Postcards From Yo Momma.
Who: Edith Zimmerman, contributor to New York Magazine’s Vulture and The Awl
Why: Because she’s wonderfully weird, but not in an affected way. If you haven’t read her Letters to the Editors of Women’s Magazines column, then you haven’t truly lived. We anxiously awake the book version.
Who: Faran Krentcil, digital director of NYLON Magazine
Why: Because it’s fun to vicariously experience her life as a girl-about-town. Plus, we like the irreverent way she has always approached fashion.
Who: Jessica Coen, executive editor of Jezebel
Why: Because for someone known for being a virtual superwoman (she recently managed all of New York Magazine’s blogs — at the same time), her tweets are extremely down-to-earth.
Who: Jessica Grose, managing editor of DoubleX
Why: Because she is super-opinionated and incredibly hilarious, approaching pop culture criticism from a female perspective without beating you over the head with it. Also: She’s the other half of the Postcards From Yo Momma phenomenon.
Who: Lilit Marcus, co-founder of Save The Assistants and editor of TheGloss
Why: Because we can imagine having a nice chat with her on the lanai over some mint juleps. No seriously. There aren’t enough Southern bloggers out there.
Who: Lindsay Robertson, contributor to New York Magazine’s Daily Intelligencer and Vulture, and Jezebel
Why: Aside from being extremely readable, she’s also got a talent for pointing out the absurd moments in life.
Who: Lindsey Weber, blogger at Urlesque
Why: Because she reminds us why the Internet is so much fun. Her bio kind of sums up our obsession: “Only here for @KirstieAlley. And you.”
Who: Mary HK Choi, contributor to The Awl
Why: Because she is far, far sassier than you will ever be.
Who: Molly Lambert, managing editor of This Recording
Why: Because she is clever and culturally literate, and quite often her tweets read like the smarter version of your own thoughts.