Archive for February 2013

Twitter as content: How to share relevant tweets in an "Article" post and a "Gallery" post

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Over 2500 Facebook fans and over 500 followers on Twitter (@<a href="https://twitter.com/catholicreally">catholicreally</a>)!Thank you! <a href="http://t.co/oiFB5M0L4Q" title="http://ow.ly/i8LRm">ow.ly/i8LRm</a></p>&mdash; Pam Spano (@CatholicReally) <a href="https://twitter.com/CatholicReally/status/307213688375492608">February 28, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Twitter is awesome, if you don’t know that by now time to wake up. This post is going to show you how you can create entire posts out of tweets you find relevant or interesting. You can create content like “10 funniest tweets from last night’s Oscars” or “20 Twitter accounts you must follow if... Read more »

Five things to do every time you post a blog entry

Five things to do every time you post a blog entry
You’ve toiled, you’ve slaved, you may have even cried. After all that work, your blog post is written. All that’s left now is to figure out how to get your hard work noticed. After all, you can write the best blog post in the world, but if you screw up the after-writing, it may not... Read more »

Top 25 most-viewed posts/blogs on ChicagoNow: Feb. 18-24

TOP 25 MOST-VIEWED INDIVIDUAL POSTS 1. Baby Sideburns – Even Jennifer Garner wants to be Jennfer Garner 2. Baby Sideburns – How I met the only guy on earth who was stupid enough to marry me 3. Chicago Bears Huddle – Chicago Bears must consider drafting Manti T’eo 4. High Gloss and Sauce – 28... Read more »
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Your Facebook fan pages: 7 ways to get more out of them

Your Facebook fan pages: 7 ways to get more out of them
By now, you’re all probably sick of hearing Jimmy and I go on and on about your Facebook fan pages being the holy grail of building your audience and driving traffic to your website. We don’t keep repeating this because we’re jerks. Or at least we mostly don’t keep repeating this because we’re jerks. We... Read more »

Twitter vs. Facebook: Which would you choose if you could only pick one?

We’re experimenting with a video platform called Squabbler that lets users get into 15-second video debates with each other, and also has a built-in voting system so a winner can be declared. All you have to do is watch the brief videos, then cast your vote. If you’d like to start your own “Squabble” just... Read more »

Top 25 most-viewed posts/blogs on ChicagoNow: Feb. 11-17

TOP 25 MOST-VIEWED INDIVIDUAL POSTS 1. Baby Sideburns – 10 things that suck about Valentine’s Day (easiest F’ing list I’ve ever come up with) 2. Baby Sideburns – I wish I liked vajayjays, but please don’t tell my husband 3. An Atheist in Wheaton – Robert Green Ingersoll – God Slayer 4. Moms Who Drink... Read more »
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Top 25 most-viewed posts/blogs on ChicagoNow: Feb. 4-10

TOP 25 MOST-VIEWED INDIVIDUAL POSTS 1. Running With A Book Cart – Woman let boyfriend tattoo his name on her face : A perfect example of manipulation 2. Baby Sideburns – Ten reasons I know there’s NO F’ING WAY God is a woman 3. Moms Who Drink And Swear – Clitoris: A feel good story... Read more »

ChicagoNow's best posts of January, 2013

The Amazing, Affordable Adventures of Mama, Bunny, and Pip: On Getting a Divorce and a Cup of Coffee Ay, Mama: Sex and the Mommy Chicagoans Living with AD/HD: The Top 16 Reasons why I’m Farting while You’re Hitting on Me Cook’s County: Urban Stories of Food and Life: 10 best Top Ten numbers of all... Read more »

Choosing keywords: A non-love story

Choosing keywords: A non-love story
I’ll be the first to admit that choosing keywords is hard. And a pain in the buns. And it’s kind of like an Escher painting; the more you think about it, the harder it gets. Most of the time, I find blogger-level SEO to be pretty straightforward, but choosing keywords is the one area everyone... Read more »
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Top 25 most-viewed posts/blogs on ChicagoNow: Jan. 28 - Feb. 3

TOP 25 MOST-VIEWED INDIVIDUAL POSTS 1. Baby Sideburns – A letter to my daughter in the future, but none of that sappy crap you see on Huff Post 2. Music Mom – Taylor Swift Breakup Songs: A cry for help? 3. Chicago Techy – Coming next week the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. A Daily Miracle... Read more »