Thanks to one of my readers, I learned this morning that Quark Expeditions is searching for an Official Blogger to join a voyage to Antarctica. To select this person, they are asking blog writers to enter a competition where the public votes for whom they think would be best for the job. Quite honestly, I think I am the best person in the world to act as the official blogger for Quark Expeditions because I have earned essential scientific training and background, I possess intellectual curiosity, and I am a prolific writer of a popular blog. I have proven that I write consistently and well because I am one of the few whose contributions have appeared in every edition of the Open Laboratory book series, I am also a published writer and further, my blog platform here at ScienceBlogs provides tremendous international reach. Furthermore, I owe everything to you, dear readers, and a trip like this would be an amazing way for me to thank all of you once again for supporting me throughout these past difficult years.
I’ve posted a picture and written a 300 word essay (which I will no doubt revise over time) and my entry is now public. Voting ends on 30 September 2009, and the Official Quark Blogger will travel to Antarctica in February 2010 to blog about the experience, chronicling the action, the emotion, and the drama as their polar adventure unfolds.
I have included a beautiful video below the jump for you to watch as a teaser for what to expect when I go to Antarctica as your official blogger.
The song is “Silence” by Sarah McLachlan.
My official essay where you can vote for me.