My 2013 Internet Writing Crushes

22 Dec

Five ladies of the internet I want to have torrid, long-term writing relationships with…

1. Chelsea Fagan

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Chelsea is a senior writer at Thought Catalog and wickedly funny.  Her twitter feed is the stuff retweets were made of, and I’m constantly in awe of her ability to come up with 140 characters that are relatable and hilarious at the same time.  She’s prolific and quality.  She’s opinionated and intelligent.  She’s every girl and yet so uniquely her own girl.  Read How to Find Prince Charming already.

2. Warsan Shire


Warsan Shire is the only living poet I consistently follow (unless we are counting Jewel, because you KNOW I follow Jewel). Warsan’s words are haunting and insightful  and sometimes you think she’s living life on another level and then she goes and calls Drake the Dawson’s Creek of rap and you realize SHE’S JUST LIKE THE REST OF US.  You should read this poem  she wrote on the transformative power of words.  You should buy her book.  You should follow her music blog.  You should, you should, I don’t know.  You should dive into her words and world and never look back.

3. Natalie Holbrook

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Natalie is a lifestyle blogger, mother and Nora Ephron fangirl.  I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sure if “mommy bloggers” were really my thing, but Natalie proved they most definitely could be.   Every time I read a great Natalie essay, I run to my computer to write, head full of positivity and thoughts and new views on the world.  If you don’t already have a crush on her you should probably read her essay on being a queen and then get back to me.

4. Erin Mallory Long

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Erin Mallory Long writes the “Top Five Ways Something Ruined My Life” column on HelloGiggles.  I first found her from her Dawson’s Creek edition of this column and have stayed with her ever since.  Erin’s constantly being listed as one of the funny people you should follow on Twitter, and my Twitter experience has become so much happier since she became a part of it.  Erin is so unashamedly engrossed in pop culture, it makes me feel like my obsessions are mild and, in fact, should be upped a notch because then maybe I’d be filming Buffy conversations with Charlotte Sometimes too.

5. Liz Jones

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Liz Jones, Queen of Confessional Journalism, is a bonafide personality in the UK, big enough to be asked to star in I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here and big enough to say no, because she wouldn’t want to eat bugs (due to animal cruelty).  Less of a crush and more of a fascination, I want to have a long-term conversation with Liz and get to the bottom of many great things including, and most importantly, WAS THE ROCK STAR BOYFRIEND FOR REAL? Tea, Liz?  Interview?  So much to ask.


Not technically a “writer” as the author changes every week, but if you aren’t keeping up with the New York Times Modern Loves column, then you’re missing out.  Here’s a recap of the best columns of 2013.

And now I ask, who are your internet writing crushes?


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2 Responses to “My 2013 Internet Writing Crushes”

  1. Linnea December 27, 2013 at 5:28 am #

    Natalie Holbrook is intriguing me, and I generally can’t stand mommy-blogs. Thanks for the recommendation.

  2. Trish December 30, 2013 at 7:30 pm #

    Modern Love is literally the highlight of my week. I like Natalie’s blog too and I also follow Erin Mallory Long on Twitter! We share the same good taste! 🙂

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