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Blog Awards and Shamelessness

Before I begin, allow me to surgically remove my modesty organ and place it way in the back of the freezer, near the frozen asparagus. Okay. I’m ready now.

It’s Blog Award Season, which nobody knew existed until very recently in our species’ history, with the Bloggies currently accepting nominations and the Weblog Awards currently in voting.

First of all, I’m going to shamelessly ask you to nominate Skepchick for some Bloggies if you think we deserve any. Possible categories: Best Topical, Best Writing, or Best Group, or maybe even Best-Kept Secret depending on how popular you think we are, I guess.

Secondly, I’m going to shamelessly ask you to nominate Teen Skepchick for Best Teen Blog, because even though it just started, it’s completely rad.

Bloggie nominations are open until Monday, January 12.

Thirdly, I’m going to shamelessly ask you to support Friends-of-Skepchick by also nominating them for Bloggies where you think it’s appropriate, and voting for them in these Weblog Award categories:

Amanda Marcotte at Pandagon for Best Very Large Blog

Orac at Respectful Insolence for Best Medical/Health Blog

Randall Munroe at XKCD and/or Jesus & Mo for Best Comic Strip

For Best Food Blog, Bug_Girl likes Coffee & Conversation

And for the category of Best Science Blog, well, you’re going to have to pick between Steve Novella at Neurologica, Phil Plait at Bad Astronomy, PZ Myers at Pharyngula, Greg Laden at, well, Greg Laden, and Marc Abrahams at Improbable Research. Last year this was a tight battle that ended with Phil tied with ClimateAudit (apparently a global warming denial site), but I’m hoping that all our pals make a good showing and at least pick up some good publicity from the honor.

You can vote once a day, so if you can’t bear to pick just one in the science category, just spread out your votes! Oh, but if you want to be sure to beat the global warming denialists, it looks like you should vote for PZ.

This concludes my most immodest post of the year thus far. Excuse me while I retrieve my modesty organ and attempt to reinstall it properly.*

*Oh let’s face it, my modesty organ has been malfunctioning for at least a decade.

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca is a writer, speaker, YouTube personality, and unrepentant science nerd. In addition to founding and continuing to run Skepchick, she hosts Quiz-o-Tron, a monthly science-themed quiz show and podcast that pits comedians against nerds. There is an asteroid named in her honor. Twitter @rebeccawatson Mastodon Instagram @actuallyrebeccawatson TikTok @actuallyrebeccawatson YouTube @rebeccawatson BlueSky

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  1. I should point out that the current leader for Best Science Blog appears to be yet another climate denier site, “Watts Up With That”. It seems to mostly just be a series of contextless graphs along the lines of “shit be cold somewhere”, but given the way they praise HuffPo for running some op-ed that was critical of Al Gore, I’m smelling climate crank buried under all the whatever the Hell the point of that blog is.

    PZ is running second, so I would suggest everyone throw their votes to him to keep yet another reality-impaired asshole from getting close to the prize.

  2. @Joshua: Ahem. “Oh, but if you want to be sure to beat the global warming denialists, it looks like you should vote for PZ.”

    But still, it needed to be said again so I forgive.

  3. Fair enough. I thought you were referring to Climate Audit, though, who are way back in the running this year. I hadn’t heard of that WUWT blog before.

  4. Gladly done. Skepchick has been great for supporting my fledgling blog and anything I can do to return the favour is gladly done!.

    Also, I have not so much a modesty organ so much as a modesty wang. And if you ever saw it, you’d agree that modesty is a very appropriate thing for it to be.

    (I wonder if its possible for me to write a posts that doesn’t involve genitals. Whatever. Wang.)

  5. Rebecca….Shameless? Naw…Can’t be the Rebecca we all know and love! Must be her evil twin. Damn geneticists and their cloning technology! ;-)

  6. Well, I nominated Skepchick for best teen blog. Now, could you please remove all those extraneious science bloggers you mention above? ????


  7. I’m nominating this blog for most comments accidentally shown as top-level articles in the Google news reader.

    The last dozen comments on this article showed up as separate top-level articles in my Google news reader. We’ll see what happens with this post. ;->

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