Who to Follow
Austin is on the map, seemingly next to an arrow and a message reading, "Move here!" With incredible growth comes change and with change comes a whole heck of a lot to keep up with. If you're trying to figure out what to wear to Fun Fun Fun Fest or mining Twitter for the perfect one-liner to pretend you thought of on your own, you're going to need to get on the grid.
Check out these picks of Austin's hottest social media and blog personalities you need to follow now.
Andy Langer | @andylanger
His is the soothing voice following up that Bob Schneider song on 93.3 KGSR. Follow Langer because he's informed on just about everything, like an Austin version of Kurt Loder.
Tim League | @timalamo
League is the owner of the favorite local movie theater chain Alamo Drafthouse. Follow him for film suggestions, Drafthouse news, and to imagine what your life might be like if you ever thought of such a cool idea.
Chris Cubas | @chriscubas
Cubas — current alias "Tronald Dump" — is one of Austin's best comedians. Follow him for jokes about the Megabus, politicians, and whiskey in crystal decanters.
Maggie Maye | @maggiemayehaha
We can never get enough comic relief. Maggie Maye is so funny she made it to Conan. Follow her for hilarious bon mots. For example, "A fear of mine is choking to death on food. I would hate to be done in by such a beloved friend."
Nikisha Brunson | Urban Bush Babes
This natural hair goddess and co-founder of beauty and lifestyle bible, Urban Bush Babes, relocated from Brooklyn to Austin not long ago. She continues to update the natural beauty site with Co-founder Cipriana Quann, and recently launched a small-batch apothecary called Folie. Check out the French Rose Clay soap.
Joanna Wilkinson | Keep Austin Stylish
While Austin isn't as well known for its fashion as New York or Milan, blogger and photographer Wilkinson believes the city is "casually chic with an emphasis on individuality and a lack of pressure to conform." Dig through the festival fashion archives for a look at the most authentic street style collections in town.
Lauren Modery | Hipstercrite
An Austin social media list wouldn't be complete without Hipstercrite's presence. With frequent commentary on Austin-centric topics, follow Modery because it's like reflecting on news and pop culture with a trusted friend.
South Austin Foodie
Comprehensive is a word that comes to mind with South Austin Foodie. Do you need to know a little about every food trailer in South Austin? Do you want a detailed story on a visit to The Blind Cafe? Do you want to know why Fran's closed in 2013? This blog provides easy-to-read reference material that should be delivered to every doorstep in lieu of the white pages. You have to appreciate a job well done, and South Austin Foodie has been delivering just that since 2008.
Know ATX | @knowatx
Get ahead of the crowd and follow for vivid shots of Austin's best street art in places you may not have noticed yet. Know ATX also showcases a ton of awesome concert photos.
Lindsey Lee | @lindseyl33photos
Check out Lee's Instagram account for clear, beautiful pictures of beautiful people, one square at a time.
Rachel Johnson | @stupidgoodrachel
We will never tire of gazing at artfully arranged foods we may never eat. Follow Johnson for food porn and recipes.
Who do you like to follow online? Let us know your favorites in the comments below.