Tuesday, January 10, 2006

The Truth About BoB and the Owl

Yesterday, despite my illness, I managed to struggle to an upright position (someone has to feed the birds so they don't riot), checked my email, and then discovered that Scientific Life is listed as a finalist in the Second Annual Best of Blogs Awards. Gee, until just now, I had no idea that the BoBs existed and yet, out of more than 2,000 nominees, here I am, a finalist in one of their categories! But which category is Scientific Life in? Is it in "Best Science Blog"? No. Is it in "Best Bird Blog"? Nope. Is it in "Best Unclassifiable Blog"? NO! Put on your rubbers (I mean galoshes, of course), dear readers, because Scientific Life is a finalist in the "Biggest Blog Whore" category.

What exactly is a blog whore? Apparently, engaging in shameless self-promotion (i.e.; participating in blog carnivals), in addition to referring to all three of you as "dear readers", has qualified me as a finalist for this unique blog award category.

Even though I don't stand a ghost of a chance of winning against the likes of WebKittyn (who will win solely based on her name), I learned that winning this award is a Really Good Thing; besides impressing potential employers by mentioning this award on my CV, I also win ...

Prize Package - First Place:

    One year FREE blog hosting from WiredHub.net Web Hosting Solutions, plus a FREE upgrade to the next level of service when the free period expires
    FREE porting of your existing blog to WiredHub.net from One by One Media
    $10 credit on the AdGenta blog ad network from Qumana Software
    Ad-free license for the RSS reader Lektora from Qumana Software

So, when the polls open, throw a few votes in my direction, okay? Like everyone, I love free stuff, especially internet-related free stuff.


© 2004, 2005, 2006 by GrrlScientist

6 Peer Reviews:

Blogger Walter Jeffries said...

Okay, so the Grrl's a whore, but I'm envious, you have readers in India. My map is empty, clear, nada, devoid of red dots in India. :( Oh, congrats! :) Hope you win!

12:38 AM  
Anonymous pablo said...

Actually, there are four of us.

6:42 AM  
Blogger GrrlScientist said...

Walter; the biggest compliment i receive daily is to see regular readers from countries outside of the USA, especially my readers from SE Asia and the Pacific, which is a part of the world that I have a special affinity for.

Pablo; i have four readers? uh-oh! i can only afford to bribe three people to read my blog; how am i gonna pay off all four of you? i guess this means i have to start looking for one really good job.


7:25 AM  
Blogger she falters to rise said...

I read too. I hope you win the blog whore award. I think. It just sounds bad. Anyways, good luck!

7:54 AM  
Anonymous webkittyn said...

Because of my name? No, it wouldn't have anything to do with content people might find interesting.

So much for sportsmanship and all in good fun.

Ah well, good luck nonetheless.

6:19 PM  
Blogger GrrlScientist said...

SFTR; thanks, i think!

webkittyn; i am sorry to offend you with my comment; that was certainly not my intention! i was making a weak attempt at humor. your name is cute. your name is enough to make people wonder, hrm, what might webkittyn have to say today? that certainly is my first reaction, but whatever. now you know the reason that i am not a professional comic.


8:29 PM  

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