I didn’t take out the Bloggie for Best Science Blog. As I suspected, it went to Watts Up With That, the climate change denial site. It wasn’t a surprise, considering the quantity and high level of motivation of the WUWT readership, but I’ll be crafting my reflections on the whole Bloggie experience into a more detailed post soon.
For now, though, I want to thank everyone who helped to spread the word and vote in my campaign. We were facing a huge task to pull off a win and, while we didn’t achieve it, I was still amazed at the level of support that was forthcoming. I was tweeted by dozens, including some quite big names; plugged on blogs by Dr Skeptic, Notes From Africa, Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub, among others; given a guest post on Skeptical Science by John (thanks John!); and shared on reddit, Facebook, stumbleupon and email by friends, family and strangers alike.
Unfortunately, the push didn’t quite go ‘viral’ enough to take off in and of itself. However, in a way, I’m a little relieved – this definitely isn’t the ‘Best Science Weblog’ out there, so while I would have loved to win, I wouldn’t have felt as though I deserved it.
So, thanks, and now that the Bloggie chapter is over, I hope I can continue to post stories, photos, links and science stuff to entertain your internet appetites!