WUWT nominated in two categories. The competition this year is more skeptical than ever!
This year, the choices are tougher, since there are so many favorites. Last year I thought it was tough because they threw big names in websites into the category (like Mashable, Gizmodo, Engadget, and Tech Crunch) while at the same time combined the separate Science and Technology categories into one new single category.
This year the category strategy seems to be “divide and conquer”.
I know this is a tough choice, but if WUWT wins the science category this year, it will make three, and we won’t be eligible to win the award ever again. Success has its drawbacks I suppose. Of course WUWT can only win with your help, here’s how:
1. Visit http://2013.bloggi.es/ for the main voting page,
2. Locate the category thumbnails for the categories you want to vote on (you need to vote at least three categories to submit a vote). Here’s what the Sci-Tech Category looks like:
3. If you want to vote for WUWT (or any of the blog categories), click on the little grey circle in the lower right of the icon, and it turns into a checkbox and greys out the other thumbnails. Note the contest rotates the thumbnails for fairness in placement, so it may not look like the image order above.
Likewise WUWT is also in the Category for Weblog of the Year:
If we win that category, there is a monetary prize involved, as they say: “Weblog of the Year receives a prize of 2,013 US cents (US$20.13)”. Wow. That is like 2013 times more money than I get from “big oil”!
4. Scroll up/down. Vote for any other blogs you like in any other categories the same way. You don’t have to vote for all other blog categories, as the system doesn’t require it, but please check out other categories. These other bloggers work very hard to deliver a quality product. Reward them if you feel they deserve it.
Here are some notable categories where climate related blogs have also made an appearance this year: For Australian category, Australian Climate Madness is a hands down no-brainer for me.
The investigative work Simon has done has been outstanding.
For Best Canadian Blog, Small Dead Animals is an easy choice. Kate makes me (and thousands of other people) laugh with her one line demolitions:
The politics category is tougher, I’ll admit to liking all of them (Occupy Wall Street excepted, which is more of a manifesto than a blog). American Thinker goes in-depth on political issues, and sometimes covers climate, The GWPF goes even more in-depth, and is specific to climate, and James Delingpole is a fantastically entertaining vivisectionist of all things political, green, climatic and stupid. I’ll admit to having Delingpole as a personal favorite, but YMMV.
In the Humorous category XKCD, hands down, though again for the second year too bad Josh isn’t there.
Make your choices by clicking on the little grey circles.
5. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page: (note – don’t use cursor keys, it will change your vote!)
6. Complete the captcha by typing the words displayed in your browser (not the ones above), put in a VALID email address. Press the yellow SUBMIT button. Note- you won’t get spammed by doing so. See the fine print under the email box.
7. Wait for an email in your inbox. That email contains a link to verify your vote. If you don’t get it within a half hour, check your spam filter. Mine went straight to spam, so you should check if you don’t see it.
8. Click on the link in your email to verify your vote. It will take you to the verification page on the website and you’ll get a success message.
9. Spread the word! Twitter, Facebook, mailing lists, friends, comments on other blogs, and most importantly, if you run a blog, I’d welcome a posting on this topic.
You know that some others who dislike what we do here will try to create anti-vote campaigns as they have done in the past. Success depends on whether there are more people who view WUWT as a science resource versus some that simply want to haul out the hate, and slap on the “denier” label, and edit user comments post facto so they can win the argument with nobody looking (they think).
10. Remember, while winning is fun, the way you play the game is just as important. Don’t cheat. Don’t encourage cheating, and simply let the chips fall where they may. May the best weblogs win.