Thursday, September 30, 2010

Blogging About Bloggers

Confession: I read online way more than I read hard copy. We still get the Chicago Tribune and a few magazines and the usual tonnage of catalogs. But truth be told, I read online. It's fast, it's bright and sparkly, and I'm lazy.

Besides checking in with all the usual news sources, I am hopelessly addicted to blogs written by really smart women. Ree Drummond, author of The Pioneer Woman (, is a hugely entertaining writer/blogger who has four kids, lives on a cattle ranch in Oklahoma and started her blog to keep from going crazy. She wrote a cookbook that has become a best-seller. And her online autobiography has been optioned by Sony Pictures for a film possibly starring Reese Witherspoon. (This is so not my life.)

Did I mention she has contests for cameras and cookware? Because she does. A LOT. But even better? She gets THOUSANDS of entries per contest, not to mention comments in the hundreds from her readers. Many hundreds! And I think she'd get that many even if she didn't offer up shiny new products that she buys on her own to throw into the mix, because she is that charming and funny and best-friendy. (Somewhere along the way, I heard her website receives something like two million hits a month.)

Naperville Now is feeling very inadequate at the moment and must cast about for something to offer up to you, my 23 devoted followers (actually, Connie signed up twice, once as herself and once as her blog, so really, it's only 22).
You certainly may have any pot or pan in my kitchen. (Honey and heaven know, I never use them.)

I may have to get back to you on this. Keep reading.


BFL said...

If indeed we are only 22 strong (and at least one of us has come late to the table), we are the lucky ones. Your witty observations and writing have me checking every day for a new entry. And probably only I can say "I knew you when . . . an MG convertible and pitchers of beer made for a great weekend."

Naperville Now said...

coolest car ever. without it, you and the beer, I never would have made it to the finish line. thank you, BFL.

Kathy and Freddy said...

Pitchers of beer? I'll take one a dem over by dere...
how about that as your prize, along with a visit from Naperville Now?

Anonymous said...

I've been following you since the beginning, and thought I had signed in, but I guess not. So now I'm official. (I think)