Each month, ChicagoNow asks its bloggers to submit one of their own posts and one from another blogger to select the best posts of the month. Here are the top 10 posts followed by our choices for the best of the best.
Daily Chicago Sports Tab: Chicago Sports What Ifs: The 30 Biggest in Chicago History
The Ginger Philes: The Redhead Version of "It Gets Better"
Lists That Actually Matter: 26 Things That Used to be Better, According to my Old Man
The Male Perspective: How a McDonald’s Egg McMuffin Can Ruin an Entire Relationship
Opinionated Woman: I was accused of having a social disease
Portrait of an Adoption: Sensory Issues Suck, and Gapers Make Things Worse
Posts on Post: How to read 50 Shades of Grey on the train
Scribbling of Thoughts: Places I'd like to avoid in Chicago.
To Eat or Not to Eat: World Vegetarian Week: 10 Vegetarian Misconceptions Debunked
Tween Us: My Tween, the Police Department and Me
Third place: Daily Chicago Sports Tab: Chicago Sports What Ifs: The 30 Biggest in Chicago History
Why: If the point of a blog is to kick off a discussion, no post did it better than Tab's master list of a series he put together during the month of May. This is an incredibly informed list that spans generations and no doubt spawned a ton of arguments among Chicago's sports fans.
Second place: To Eat Or Not To Eat: World Vegetarian Week: 10 Vegetarian Misconceptions Debunked
Why: People say dumb things all the time, particularly when they're exposed to things they don't understand. Kam exposes those people in a funny, interesting post whose purpose was actually to help, not just make fun.
First place: Opinionated Woman: I was accused of having a social disease
Why: First of all, loved the headline. Just makes you want to click. Judy's post shares her frustrating and hysterical encounter with a woman who got a wee bit confused after receiving a harmless email from her. I loved Judy's storytelling, I never knew where it was headed until the somewhat sad ending.
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