Just so you know, there are a couple of reasons that PopCult has been virtually polluted with photo essays (cool though they may be) for the last few weeks, since the end of the 2016 PopCult Gift Guide, to be precise.
First, I took two week-long trips during the Gift Guide, and on those trips I took tons of photos that I wanted to share with my readers.
Second, recent technical tweaks with the blogging software here at PopCult have seriously limited how many photos I can include in one post.
Whereas in the old days I could stick forty or fifty pictures in a post, now if I try to put in much more than a dozen, the interface page gets all glitchy and sometimes the posts come out blank, which to be frank, sucks when you put as much work into it as I do.
So I had to break these photo essays down into little bite-sized pieces. However, more glitches have popped up, and if I attempt to caption too many of the photos, then it all goes kablooey and nothing comes out either.
So you’ve been getting more photos with less writing. I hope you’ve been enjoying them. My goal is to get everything posted by the end of the year so that we can start 2017 with a clean slate. In fact, after this photo essay of random shots of The Windy City (like the one up top) we only have one more photo essay up our sleeve…and it’s a doozy, so check back for that.
Now the interesting thing is that, after the 2016 PopCult Gift Guide and all these late-year photo essays, your PopCulteer is on track to break his own record number of posts from last year. We do have an extra day in 2016, so it’ll get an asterisk, but still, it’s nice to know that, despite being diagnosed with a major illness and taking more than half the year off from making videos, I still managed to be productive.
So here are shots of Chicago, from a couple of weeks ago. I’ll caption the ones I can get away with.