Archive for March 2013

Top 25 most-viewed posts/blogs on ChicagoNow, March 18-24

Top 25 Most-Viewed Individual Posts 1.  Inside Chicago Improv: Super Mario Bros (L) Map 2. Music Mom: Is Macklemore Gay? Funny, he had the same question himself 3.  Baby Sideburns: The sound machine that makes me want to saw off my ears 4.  Moms Who Drink and Swear: First born children are just for practice... Read more »

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

TOP 25 MOST-VIEWED INDIVIDUAL POSTS 1. Moms Who Drink And Swear – HACKED! 2. Baby Sideburns – Sometimes I think living in Hell would be better than the suburbs 3. Chicago Bears Huddle – Brian Urlacher not a Chicago Bear for first time in 13 years 4. Class Act Entertainment – The Funniest New Pope... Read more »

20 Pope-related tweets that will (probably) make you laugh

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>The next pope will be Seth McFarlane. Everybody will agree it's a great idea that will revive interest in the church among the young.</p>&mdash; Peter Sagal (@petersagal) <a href="">March 13, 2013</a></blockquote>
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This happened at the Sistine Chapel … Then this happened on Twitter …

Your Facebook fan page: Keeping it secure

Your Facebook fan page: Keeping it secure
As Facebook fan pages get bigger, they become more susceptible to being hacked.  Here are some tips on keeping your Facebook fan page secure, snug, and well-protected from the hackers of the world. First, here’s something you can do right now to make sure you can recover access to your fan page, should the unthinkable befall you... Read more »

Top 25 most-viewed posts/blogs on ChicagoNow: March 4-10

TOP 25 MOST-VIEWED INDIVIDUAL POSTS 1. Baby Sideburns – Yo baby book, you can take your milestones and shove them up your you-know-what 2. Baby Sideburns – A letter to myself when I was single (and better looking, and wore thong underwear, and smelled better) 3. Cubs Den – Spring Training: Hot starts have put... Read more »

ChicagoNow's best posts of February, 2013

Chicago Sports Media Watch: Inaugural Darren Rovell award winner: Darren Rovell Hawk Crazy: Top 8 Blackhawks Fights in Recent Years High Gloss and Sauce: A Love Story As Told In Bitstrips Cartoons Internet Rehab: Why we love the Zombie Apocalypse Living in Interesting Times: The American Woman and the Feminine Mystique Portrait of an Adoption:... Read more »

Books for writers

On Writing is, hands down, my favorite book on writing. Equal parts instruction and pep talk, Stephen King does a beautiful job explaining his writing process, all the mistakes he's made, and how he got where he is. Most of all, he lets the reader know that all writers have that seed of doubt in head. Even Stephen King. Funny, self-deprecating, inspiring.
Here at ChicagoNow, we focus a lot on technology when it comes to your blogs. We’re constantly giving you tips on how to optimize your blog, how to promote it effectively via social media, how to configure your settings, add Facebook comments, and on and on and on. But let’s take a moment to focus... Read more »

Top 25 most-viewed posts/blogs on ChicagoNow: Feb. 25-March 3

Donna Day: ChicagoNow bloggers support one of their own