This is a pretty awesome list of blog posts, but maybe the most remarkable thing is for what's not on it.
Despite having one or more posts in almost every weekly "Top 20 most-viewed" list of the year, the blog Cubs Den didn't make this Top 50 list. In fact, Cubs Den doesn't have a post among the top 200 most-viewed on ChicagoNow in 2012.
Why mention this? Because I think it's important to point out that Cubs Den, despite not having that one breakout post to go viral, had more than 600 posts with at least 1,000 visits. Amazing.
To everyone on ChicagoNow, thanks for a tremendous 2012. Hope you'll use these posts to spark your imagination and inspire you to try and join the list in 2013.
1. Baby Sideburns - What NOT to F'ing buy my kids this holiday
2. Listing Toward Forty - List 14: Quick, Easy and Cheap Halloween Costumes
3. Show Me Chicago - Chicago's Summer 2012: Festivals and Events Calendar.
4. Baby Sideburns - Going from one kid to two is, uhhh, how do I say this, let me see, hell
5. Class Act Entertainment - Joe Rogan - Exclusive Interview
6. Clean Convenient Cuisine - Best and Worst: Top 10 Most Inflammatory and Anti-Inflammatory Foods!
7. The White Rhino: A Chicago Latino English Teacher - If You Teach or Write 5-Paragraph Essays--Stop It!
8. It's Never Just Black And White - Paul Ryan's Ex-Girlfriend is Black - It Could Make a Difference
9. Cheaper Than Therapy - Women's Olympic Volleyball Team poses nude: Classy or Tacky?
10. Moms Who Drink And Swear - The letter I would WANT to send home about LICE if I were the school principal
11. Lists That Actually Matter - 10 Worst Celebrity Plastic Surgeries/ Botox Jobs
12. Eclectic Eating Chicago - My Review of Tracy Anderson's Metamorphosis
13. Dave TV - WTF Happened to Ginger Zee?
14. Music Mom - How to Pronounce Gotye (and Other Useful Information)
15. Baby Sideburns - What you SHOULD F’ing buy my kids this holiday (the sequel)
16. Baby Sideburns - Why I'm a worse mom than you
17. Portrait of an Adoption - Aren’t you a little short for a Stormtrooper? Star Wars fans worldwide join to build a Halloween costume for one lucky little girl.
18. Your Doubting Thomas - Why President Obama sucks
19. Going For Gusto - Five keys to success at Words With Friends
20. Baby Sideburns - Caillou sucks so bad, here’s another blog about why I hate him
21. Chicago Sports Media Watch - Media Notebook 5-29-12: Michelle Beadle, Charissa Thompson, Erin Bates, Bleacher Report buyout
22. Show Me Chicago - Oktoberfest Chicago 2012: A Roundup of Celebrations from Berghoff to Lincoln Square.
23. Chicago Chivalry - Jeremy Lin is a Better Role Model than Derrick Rose and It's Not Even Close
24. Lists That Actually Matter - 26 Things That Used to be Better, According to my Old Man
25. Chicago Sports Guru - Patrick Kane's Cinco de Mayo Party Photos (passed out at UW)
26. A Daily Miracle - Are Mumford & Sons "Christian?"
27. Wendy @ Families in the Loop - May's Scary Skinny List
28. Music Mom - Who is TobyMac and how is he at the top of iTunes?
29. Candid Candace - RPM Italian Restaurant's Opening Night With Giuliana and Bill Rancic and the Melman's!
30. Baby Sideburns - The worst $7 mistake I ever made
31. Becoming Nikki Lynette - 10 things my White Friends should do for me during Black History Month.
32. Wedding Scoop - Top 5 Hot Unique Chicago Wedding/Reception Venues for 2012
33. Chicago Bears Huddle - Chicago Bears' 2012 schedule set
34. Wendy @ Families in the Loop - Posing Nude: A Sad Day For Female Athletes Everywhere, Courtesy of ESPN
35. Lists That Actually Matter - 8 Surefire Ways to get Dumped on Valentine's Day
36. Outside The Girl Box - 50 Positively Famous Female Role Models
37. Lists That Actually Matter - Top 10 Things Hipsters Love
38. Show Me Chicago - Fourth of July Chicago/Suburbs 2012: Fireworks, Cruises, Fests, Parades and More.
39. Becoming Nikki Lynette - KONY 2012: The movement that NONE OF US can afford to ignore anymore
40. Cheaper Than Therapy - 44 examples of extreme irony
41. Baby Sideburns - Jeans: I own like a million pairs, but I wear the same F'ing ones every day
42. Getting Real - Michael Jordan's House Is For Sale - You Can Own It For $29 Million
43. Baby Sideburns - My kids don't look like me. Thank Effing God.
44. Portrait of an Adoption - Miami News Station Local 10 Called Out for Cyberbullying the Star Wars Fans
45. Scribbling of Thoughts - Places I'd like to avoid in Chicago.
46. Katalin Health & Fitness Driven - Why is bacon bad for you?
47. Candid Candace - New Royal Family Woes?! Kate SHOULDN'T Be Sunbathing Topless. Period!
48. Show Me Chicago - Chicago's 10 Best Barbecue Restaurants on Show Me Chicago.
49. Portrait of an Adoption - Top Ten Ways I Was a Perfect Mom Until I Had Kids
50. Chicago Sports Media Watch - Olympic Notebook: Jordyn Wieber, Nastia Liukin, McKayla Maroney, Dana Vollmer
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