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 (http://thepioneerwoman.com/), 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.