Archive for December 2013

Top 40 most-viewed blogs/posts on ChicagoNow: Dec. 23-29

Top 40 Most-Viewed Blogs Overall 1. Tween Us 2. Show Me Chicago 3. Cubs Den 4. Dad All Day 5. Raining Cats and Dogs 6. Hammervision 7. Chicago Bulls Confidential 8. The New Abides 9. Lists That Actually Matter 10. When You Put It That Way 11. Baby Sideburns 12. Listing Toward Forty 13. Chicago... Read more »

Top 40 most-viewed blogs/posts on ChicagoNow: Dec. 16-22

Top 40 Most-Viewed Blogs Overall 1. Baby Sideburns 2. Tween Us 3. Cubs Den 4. Raining Cats and Dogs 5. Show Me Chicago 6. Dad All Day 7. Listing Towards Forty 8. Hammervision 9. MMA Disputed 10. Lists That Actually Matter 11. Music Mom 12. Chicago Bulls Confidential 13. An Atheist in Wheaton 14. Getting... Read more »

ChicagoNow Holiday Blathering 2013

A decision was made to return to the site of last year’s Holiday Blathering and, by all accounts, it was the right choice. It also gave us a chance to rectify a wrong and take our first-ever group photo. It came out well despite not having nearly enough space to get everyone in there. Thanks... Read more »
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Top 40 most-viewed blogs/posts on ChicagoNow: Dec. 9-15

Top 40 Most-Viewed Blogs Overall 1. Baby Sideburns 2. Listing Toward Forty 3. Dad All Day 4. Tween Us 5. Hammervision 6. Cubs Den 7. Moms Who Drink And Swear: Chicago Edition 8. Show Me Chicago 9. When You Put It That Way 10. Lists That Actually Matter 11. Cheaper Than Therapy 12. High Gloss... Read more »

The most important thing ChicagoNow bloggers learned about blogging in 2013

<b>Blog name:</b> <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/when-you-put-it-that-way/" target="_blank">When You Put It That Way</a>
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<b>Author name:</b> Teppi Jacobsen
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<b>What I learned:</b> I learned that if you write for numbers you can lose your focus. My October series on the BRCA was not successful insofar as number of reads but the private messages I received thanking me were worth everything. Plus, always ending my blog with a request for subscribers and FB followers has increased my daily reads whether I write or not. Bottom line as I've even said in a blog before: It's ok to be be just ok".
Our mantra here at ChicagoNow, coined by Sheila “Mary Tyler Mom” Quirke, is simple: “Blogging works.” Blogging most certainly does work, it can make an enormous difference in the lives of bloggers as well as their readers. But it doesn’t happen overnight and it doesn’t come without understanding there are right ways and wrong ways... Read more »

Top 40 most-viewed blogs/posts on ChicagoNow: Dec. 2-8

Top 40 Most-Viewed Blogs Overall 1. Listing Toward Forty 2. Baby Sideburns 3. Hammervision 4. Cubs Den 5. Dad All Day 6. Tween Us 7. Moms Who Drink And Swear: Chicago Edition 8. Daily Chicago Sports Tab 9. Steve Dale’s Pet World 10. Show Me Chicago 11. High Gloss and Sauce 12. Lists That Actually... Read more »
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ChicagoNow's best gallery posts of November, 2013

<b><strong>Shop Small 2013</strong>: <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/shop-small-2013/2013/11/shop-small-day-267-small-business-saturday/#image/1">Shop Small Day 267: Small Business Saturday</a></b><br><br><strong>Why: </strong> This was such a helpful post for readers, not to mention the businesses Stefanie wrote about. It really highlighted the amazing work she's done this year with links back to posts about these 10 small businesses.
Each month, ChicagoNow holds a contest to select the best photo gallery blog posts. Here are the five judged to be the best photo gallery posts of the month. Thanks to everybody who created and submitted their galleries, and congratulations to the winners!

ChicagoNow's best posts of November, 2013

We had a terrific month in November, and there were so many good posts, I probably could have chosen a top 25 list, rather than a top 10. Alas, the rules are the rules. Here now are the top 10 posts by ChicagoNow bloggers last month, followed by the top five: The Rules - Bloggers... Read more »

Top 40 most-viewed blogs/posts on ChicagoNow: Nov. 25-Dec. 1

Top 40 Most-Viewed Blogs Overall 1. Wendy @ Families in the Loop 2. Baby Sideburns 3. Lists That Actually Matter 4. Tween Us 5. Dad All Day 6. Show Me Chicago 7. Moms Who Drink And Swear: Chicago Edition 8. Cubs Den 9. Hammervision 10. Portrait of an Adoption 11. Getting Real 12. Raining Cats... Read more »
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