Category: blogapalooza

Finding Beauty in the Breakdown

It’s Blogapalooza tonight at ChicagoNow! Bloggers are given the challenge to write a blog post in one hour. The topic given to us tonight is “Write about something you find beautiful that you feel others may not understand.” Hmm. Here is my take…. Since I’ve heard the phrase “There’s beauty in the breakdown,” I’ve loved it.... Read more »

The choice to write

It’s Blogazpalooza hour at ChicagoNow. All bloggers are given a challenge: publish a post in one hour! The challenge to write about tonight is: “You made a million choices in 2015. Write about one of them.” My father’s favorite mantra was “Choices, Nina. Life is all about choices.” We make hundreds of choices every day: oatmeal... Read more »

When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change

It’s Blogapalooza here at ChicagoNow. It falls during my #30daysofgratitude series. Guess what? I’m grateful for Blogapalooza and the fabulous support of the ChicagoNow community. Blogapalooza is a monthly writing challenge – we are given a topic and have one hour to write and publish a post. Here’s the challenge tonight: “Share your favorite quote (or quotes)... Read more »

Hey JT, Here are five reasons you should be my best friend

Oh Justin. I’ve been meaning to write you for some time. I came to see you the last two times you were in Chicago and I gotta say your music, your dancing and your shows were spectacular. So tonight in Chicago it’s Blogapalooza. No silly! It’s not a new dance. It’s a monthly writing challenge for... Read more »