The 2011 Weblog Awards are in full swing, and I’ve been nominated in the top 5 for Science Blog of the Year. I’m up against huge competition; to see how to vote, and why I think I deserve to win, see this post!
For now, why not check out these character cards to introduce you to the finalists? Clicking on the image will take you to the website; my own comments are below each one!
BoingBoing has some good science content, but they aren’t really a science blog (their science section, obviously, but not as a whole). I have a lot of respect for them, and they’ve won the Bloggies several times before – I’m not sure if they’re really right for this category, though!
Get on over and support this project! It’s probably most directly relevant to, well, women in planetary science, but it’s worth a look. The people behind it are doing an amazing job and it’s nice to see a really worthwhile blog get into the top 5!
I’ll make no secret of it: I don’t like WUWT, and I strongly disagree with what Anthony’s doing with the site. However, I don’t want this race to be about climate science vs. climate skeptics. I am more disappointed in Anthony’s generally negative approach to science; he undermines, suggests, challenges and distorts, without making strong contributions to science or society. I see science as a positive force, and WUWT embodies the opposite of that ideal.
I chose the Hydra for several reasons. One, it’s very cool, and so is Wired. Two, they have seven bloggers. Three, it’s immensely powerful, compared to me at least! Wired isn’t a single blog as much as a stable of blogs, so while it is probably the most professional and content-rich site nominated, it’s a bit unfair for me to have to compete against 7 established bloggers at once!
There you have it; my crash course in the 2011 Best Science Weblog finals. Stay tuned as I put my case for why I think I should take out the title and slay these giants!