Each month, ChicagoNow holds a contest to select the best blog posts throughout ChicagoNow. Out of over 1,000 posts published during the month of May, here are the 10 judged to be the best.
Thanks to everybody who created and submitted posts, and congratulations to the winners!
Here are the rules:
- Bloggers may submit up to two posts: One of their own posts / One from any other ChicagoNow blog.
- The post must have been published during the month of May.
- We look at the quality of content, quality of writing, overall creativity, quality of headline and presentation.
- We don't consider how much traffic a post has received, reader comments, responses to reader comments or the number of Facebook "likes" or times a post is sent out on Twitter.
Without further ado, this month's top 10 ChicagoNow posts:
The Acrimonious Clown: For the First Time in my Adult Life I am Unemployed.
Affirmed Mom: Affirmed Mom of a Transgender Child
Becoming SuperMommy: The Tale of My Daughters' Penises
I've Got The Hippy Shakes: One, Two Three Therapists You're Out
Listing Beyond Forty: The mystery of the abandoned cupcakes
Not The Fastest Girl In Town: What He Said, What I Heard
Old Single Mom: 15 years drunk/15 years sober: Here's what I know, today.
Uncommon Sense: Memorial Day Message to Veterans from a Gold Star Mother
Running With A Book Cart: To the 2 year old boy on the Green Line
Token Female: To My Sister, who gave me Mother's Day as her final gift
And the top five:
First place: Affirmed Mom: Affirmed Mom of a Transgender Child
Second place: Not The Fastest Girl In Town: What He Said, What I Heard
Third place: The Acrimonious Clown: For the First Time in my Adult Life I am Unemployed.
Third place: Listing Beyond Forty: The mystery of the abandoned cupcakes
Third place: Token Female: To My Sister, who gave me Mother's Day as her final gift
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