Weblog awards wobble but they don't fall down

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Jan 6, 2009
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Well, it's that time of year again: the weblog awards have been announced, and the science category has this very blog listed. The usual suspects are there, including Pharyngula, as well as Neurologica, run by my pal Steve Novella from Skeptics' Guide to the Universe.


I couldn't help but notice that Climate Audit and Watt's Up With That are there as well, just like last year. And those of you with long memories will remember much of the ugliness that happened last year, a situation I am loathe to repeat. Also, the sentiments I expounded upon in that linked post are still true today; these awards are not set up in a way that necessarily rewards truly good blogs. Instead, the sites that garner votes are the ones with the loudest voice, the biggest audience, or that generate the most controversy.

Two years ago it was fun to have the mock battle with PZ, an affair we still chuckle over when we get together. But last year... yeah. It wasn't fun at all. So that's why I will mention the awards here now, and that's it. Vote if you'd like, vote for whom you'd like, vote against whom you'd like -- you can vote once per day. And check out the other blogs, too; there are quite a few worth reading.

And my thanks to Miss Cellania. She knows why. I'll note that she's up for Best Large Blog. Hint hint.

And how the Law category doesn't include Bob Loblaw's Law Blog I'll never know.