Archive for February 2014

Blogapalooz-Hour: Fear, or lack thereof, and the role it has played in your life

It’s the last Wednesday of the month, and so it was time to once again hold “Blogapalooz-Hour,” which has fast become a ChicagoNow favorite. This month’s topic: Write about fear, or lack thereof, and the role it has played in any aspect of your life.  Here’s how it works: At precisely 9 p.m. the community... Read more »

Top 50 most-viewed blogs/posts on ChicagoNow: Feb. 17-23

Top 50 Most-Viewed Blogs Overall 1. Tween Us 2. Moms Who Drink And Swear: Chicago Edition 3. Baby Sideburns 4. Get Fit Chicago 5. Chicago Sports Fan Talk 6. Cubs Den 7. Lists That Actually Matter 8. Hammervision 9. Ups And Downs Of A Yoga Mom 10. Uncommon Sense 11. Mary Tyler Mom 12. An... Read more »

Top 40 most-viewed blogs/posts on ChicagoNow: Feb. 10-16

Top 40 Most-Viewed Blogs Overall 1. Tween Us 2. Baby Sideburns 3. Get Fit Chicago 4. Portrait of an Adoption 5. Cubs Den 6. Lists That Actually Matter 7. Daily Chicago Sports Tab 8. Moms Who Drink And Swear: Chicago Edition 9. Chicago Sports Fan Talk 10. Six Brown Chicks 11. Music Mom 12. Hammervision... Read more »
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ChicagoNow's best posts of January, 2014

Thanks to everybody for the plethora of submissions to our monthly “Best Post on ChicagoNow” contest. To go back and read the last 2 1/2 years worth of winners go here and here. Here are the rules: - Bloggers may submit up to two posts: One of their own posts / One from any other... Read more »

ChicagoNow’s best gallery posts: January, 2014

<strong>Quilting! Sewing! Creating!</strong>: <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/quilting-sewing-creating/2014/01/14-coats-needed-to-survive-a-chicago-winter/#image/1">14 Coats needed to survive a Chicago winter</a></b><br><br><strong>Why: </strong> Perfect timing for this post, and put together so well. Probably more than anybody, Kathy incorporates her products and herself into her photo galleries. It lets her readers get to know her and really brings the gallery to life.
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 January, 2014. Thanks to everybody who created and submitted their galleries, and congratulations to the winners!

Top 40 most-viewed blogs/posts on ChicagoNow: Feb. 3-9

Top 40 Most-Viewed Blogs Overall 1. Portrait of an Adoption 2. Tween Us 3. Cubs Den 4. Get Fit Chicago 5. Baby Sideburns 6. Hammervision 7. Lists That Actually Matter 8. Raining Cats and Dogs 9. Show Me Chicago 10. Steve Dale’s Pet World 11. In The Loop 12. Moms Who Drink And Swear: Chicago... Read more »
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15 funniest tweets about the Winter Games in Sochi . . . so far

So athletes and media are descending on the resort town of Sochi, Russia in droves ahead of this Friday’s Winter Olympics Opening Ceremonies. Unfortunately, no one told Sochi. Or so it would seem. What Sochi lacks in hotel lobbies, lightbulbs, and toilets that can handle toilet paper, it makes up for in giant bottles of... Read more »