UPDATE: Voting is open now here. Please consider voting for my bombardier beetles post!
As usual, Three Quarks Daily is having their annual science blogging contest, judged this year by physics babe (and yes, I know I’m perpetuating stereotypes here) Lisa Randall. I’m not very good at self-promotion. But as Ed Yong recently admonished, it’s important to enter science writing contests, and this one happens to require a little self promotion.
You can nominate one and only one blog post in the contest, and if you choose to do so, it must be a post written between May 22, 2010 and midnight on May 31, 2011 (the deadline for entries). If you choose to nominate me, you can select anything you like, but here are a few of my favorites. This is also a great opportunity to catch some of my favorite posts that you might have missed over the last year:
- Rock Instar Parking: Wyoming
- The Fungus and Virus that Rot Bee Brains
- Excuse Me, Sir, There’s a Moss-Animal in my Lake (Sci Am Guest Blog)
- Earth’s Real Lost World — and its Imminent Entry
- Mosses that Move and the Rocks They Reveal
- Bombardier Beetles, Bee Purple, and the Sirens of the Night (I have nominated this one, so it is covered)
One nomination for one post is sufficient, so if you see in the comments at 3QD your favorite post already entered, it’s taken care of for now. You can nominate another post (by me or anyone else) instead if you wish. But having too many posts nominated might split the vote, so if you don’t feel so moved, please don’t feel you need to nominate. Once the nominations are in, there will be a voting stage to cull the top 20 entries. I’ll let you know when that happens, should you like to vote for me. Danke schoen!