This is a bit odd. I noticed an uptick in traffic today and followed a referrer back to the Eleventh Annual Weblog Awards website. On the slightly confusing main page, I searched down to find that I’ve been nominated in the top 5 for ‘best science blogs’. I’m not being modest when I say that I definitely shouldn’t be there, certainly not up against the likes of the cool project Women in Planetary Science or a rather more prolific, professional and productive Wired Science, though I’d like to think I do a better job than climate denial blog Watt’s Up With That.
Still, I thought I’d just acknowledge the kind person/people who happened to nominate me on this and vote, though I have no idea how the process works and how it popped me out in the top 5! Thanks! It looks like a cool concept overall, too.
Anyone who has come here via that site, welcome and feel free to have a look around; the tabs up at the top right can be used to navigate some of my archives on various topics, or use the ‘category cloud’ at the bottom of the page. I’m currently in the process of getting better at science communication; a vote for me is a vote for the future*!
Meanwhile, cyclone update; check out this very scary animation of Yasi tracking towards the Australian coastline (on the left). The cyclone has been upgraded to a Category 5 and is being talked about as potentially the most life threatening and damaging storm for ‘generations’. I seriously hope it loses some force before it crosses the coast in the next 24 hours.
* That was a joke. Really. Sort of.