Posts tagged "Jimmy Greenfield"

Je ne regrette rien

Je ne regrette rien
When I saw this latest blog challenge (“Write about something in your life you’d like a second chance at”) suggested by beloved Chicago Now community manager Jimmy Greenfield, I had to stop and think…and think….and think. My lifelong motto has always been to never look back, only forward, so this one was easy for me.... Read more »

Why I love old stuff

Antique vignette with Mickey passing through.
Every once in a while, Chicago Now community manager and all-around nice guy (suck-up points here) Jimmy Greenfield, gives his 300+ bloggers a writing exercise. The topic this time around was “Write about something you find beautiful that you feel others may not understand.” Well, this is an easy one for me because I collect... Read more »

My Holiday Gratitude Journal--Top 25 Picks

My Holiday Gratitude Journal--Top 25 Picks
I love anyone and anything with a positive message. There’s enough madness and sadness in the world so we sure don’t need more of that. Oprah had the right idea with her Gratitude Journal and America’s Pastor, Joel Osteen, always delivers a feel-good message on Sunday mornings to his over 7 million followers. I never... Read more »
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My top 10 tips for blogging and how I started

My top 10 tips for blogging and how I started
Recently, Chicago Now community manager Jimmy Greenfield hosted a series of blogging seminars for his CN bloggers. It was a great experience and I was happy to see each seminar was small enough where you could easily share ideas and comments on the discussions. I’m going to share his tips and offer some of my... Read more »

What I have in common with Sleepy of Seven Dwarfs fame

What I have in common with Sleepy of Seven Dwarfs fame
Your eyelids are getting heavy……“Write about sleep and the impact it has on your life now or at any point in your life”  Every so often we Chicago Now bloggers receive a topic for a post during “Blogapalooza” hour from beloved Community Manager Jimmy Greenfield to hone our skills and this is the assignment we’ve... Read more »

My Assignment: Write about Writing

My Assignment: Write about Writing
When Chicago Now Community Manager Jimmy Greenfield says “jump”, all of the 400+ CN bloggers ask “how high?”  So it is with our latest assignment (which is never mandatory, but merely a suggestion): to write about writing and share our processes.  Everyone has different methods for writing, getting in the mood to write and then... Read more »
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To Blog or Not to Blog--Holiday Tips from an expert (not me)

To Blog or Not to Blog--Holiday Tips from an expert (not me)
I just read the weekly email from Chicago Now’s Community Manager Jimmy Greenfield.  In it, he spoke about the reality of trying to blog/write with holiday doldrums, which are real and a casualty of the season.  He says there are two kinds of bloggers, those who blog and those who don’t–nothing in between.  “The holiday... Read more »

Chicago Now Blathering 2014 brings romantic surprise at Reverie

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Every year around this time, Chicago Now bloggers gather together to celebrate the holidays, friendship and blogging (not necessarily in this order).  It’s called a “blathering” and all of the CN bloggers are invited.  This year, our fun-filled group of writers met up at Reverie, 414 N. Orleans, a hotspot owned by beloved sportscasters Lou... Read more »

A Love Letter to Chicago Now (plus CN Holiday Party pics!)

In 2009, when Chicago Now was created, who could’ve imagined how big and how popular this blogging platform would become?   Bill Adee, Tribune Digital Guru, handpicked five local bloggers to begin this journey that now includes more than 400 active blogs.  Collectively, these bloggers get millions of page views each month and dozens of them... Read more »
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A Wonderful Offer for People Who Love to Read: The Chicago Tribune's Printers Row Program

A Wonderful Offer for People Who Love to Read:  The Chicago Tribune's Printers Row Program
Six months ago, the Chicago Tribune proudly launched Printers Row, a membership program for those who love books, authors and conversations about the ideas they generate.  This Sunday, they offered readers a special eight page sample tucked inside the Sunday section (where Candid Candace’s column also appears)!  🙂 Beginning this week, they are offering even... Read more »