Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Slipping in the Polls!


Even though I try not to obsess about the polls, I do check them several times per day and I am sad to report that, after yesterday afternoon’s peak support level of 16%, I have fallen to a mere 13% of the popular support in the “Biggest Blog Whore” poll. Out of 651 votes cast, I have received only 87 votes! HORRORS!

I hope you know this is practice for the REAL polls that will be initiated at the end of the month .. if I can’t convince you to vote for Scientific Life in this poll, how can I convince you to vote for me (or for Birds in the News) in those other polls??



  1. #1 coturnix
    January 18, 2006

    I voted once, and it will not let me do it again.

    BTW, what more important poll is coming up at the end of the month? I got scared for a moment thinking that Seed is doing ScienceBlogs like Survivor – who gets voted off the island!

  2. #2 coturnix
    January 18, 2006

    Oh, now I remember – you are talking about Koufaxes! Sorry – we are competition there!

  3. #3 GrrlScientist
    January 18, 2006

    yes, those awards are going to be interesting. on one hand, i want to win, but on the other hand, at least half of the nominees are my friends, too!

  4. #4 biosparite
    January 18, 2006

    How can anyone resist the kitsch of “Webkittyn Warbles and Warbles?” Talk about raising blog-whoring to a new depth. I must be in love.

  5. #5 GrrlScientist
    January 18, 2006

    yes, i agree, biosparite. the worst thing is that i mentioned on my “blogspot” site that she would probably win based on her name alone. she decided to be offended by that comment.


  6. #6 Alon Levy
    January 18, 2006

    Which categories have you been nominated for?

  7. #7 biosparite
    January 19, 2006

    Kissinger said the reason academic quarrels are so bitter is that so little of real importance is at stake. Henry has not commented on blogfights since what he would say about them is redundant.And re Webkittyn, we must remember that Lincoln observed (as closely as I can recall), “Cats are always fighting, but you will notice there is never a shortage of kittens.” Or kittyns?

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