Weekend Diversion: VOTE FOR ME!

“In science, ‘fact’ can only mean ‘confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.’ I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.” -Stephen Jay Gould


It’s been almost three years since I started science writing, and almost two years since I moved over here, to ScienceBlogs. And together, you and I have been through over five hundred posts, nearly ten thousand comments, and more than two million pageviews. No one can take that away from us, just like Billie Holiday sings:

They Can’t Take That Away From Me

Well, folks, we may finally have hit the big time!

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Starts With A Bang has been nominated and shortlisted for the best Physics blog in the whole world!

Physics.org is giving out their web awards for 2010, and you can vote for your favorites! The other nominees are also great: Bad Astronomy, Physics Buzz, Cosmic Variance, and former ScienceBlog Dot Physics.

Somehow, Starts With A Bang does not have five stars! You should fix that! And vote! Registration is not only easy, but they won’t send you any annoying emails unless you explicitly tell them to. But how can you vote? Let me walk you through it, and make it easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Register with physics.org (you must register to vote).
  2. Log in with your new registration and password.
  3. Go to the Web Awards Shortlist for Best Blog! You can vote for the others, too, if you like (they’re good, trust me!), but make sure you vote for us!

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And while you’re there, you can check out all seven of their categories for the best of the web! Thanks for all of your support and interest over the years, and I’m happy to share all the good news with you! Voting closes in just two weeks, and we’re up against some of the titans of the web here; make sure you don’t forget to vote! It’s as easy as register, log in, and vote for Starts With A Bang!

And no matter who you vote for or what you vote, have a great weekend! (And tell your friends!)

Comments

  1. #1 David
    October 23, 2010

    you got my vote. and you didn’t even have to say “I’m not a witch”

  2. #2 NewEnglandBob
    October 23, 2010

    You got my 5 * vote and you now have 5 stars as an average.

  3. #3 crd2
    October 23, 2010

    I don’t normally spend time voting for stuff (excluding political events) but in your case I just had to make an exception. I registered, logged in and voted. As NewEnglandBob said you have 5 stars. That’s one more star than Phil Plait’s measly 4 stars. You do such a great job with your blog. Its always well thought out, very digestible for the feeble minded (me!) and just badass overall. If anyone deserves 5 start, you my friend are him. Kudos Dr. S. I hope you win! If not we will just blame it on Jeb Bush. Hats off to you Ethan. You are the man.

  4. #4 A Lang
    October 24, 2010

    I think I voted, but I have no idea if it took. The usual bouncing around from one uninformative screen to another.

    Most of the blogs are pretty weak sauce and sporadic, aren’t they? And there are so few.

  5. #5 mirc indir
    October 24, 2010

    Mirc Sitemiz Herzaman insanlara hizmet etmek amaçlıdır. ve öylede devam edeceğiz. Bizler mirc indir sektöründe hizmet ederken cok zorluklarla karsılasıyoruz. ama sizin gibi güzel siteler ve iyi yöneticiler sayesinde herzaman güzel yerlere geliyoruz. teşekkür ederim admin

  6. #6 Boom
    October 24, 2010

    Could not resist casting my vote, even with all the hassle of registering, etc.
    Looks like you already have 5 star rating, and I hope you’ll win the award!

    Good luck!

  7. #7 michele obid
    October 25, 2010

    great & informative!

  8. #8 OKThen
    October 25, 2010

    I too registered and think I voted. But didn’t get any feedback like “you voted successfully” or an email confirm..

    Ethan, regardless of whether my chad is counted, you get 5 stars from me.

  9. #9 sean hgoge
    October 25, 2010

    As a reminder to those of us who block javascript, you’ll have to enable it at least for physics.org to have your vote tallied correctly.

    Otherwise, I gave five stars because this blog feels more like a discussion and less like a post-and-forget type of thing. This is the difference between active and passive learning. Your work, Ethan, is greatly appreciated.

  10. #10 Rob
    October 25, 2010

    I gotta say that voting system pretty much sucks. I think I voted for you, clicked on 5 stars but like others said there’s no indication that I actually did anything. Best science blog by far, maybe the only blog where I actually learn things on a regular basis.

  11. #11 Matthew von der Ahe
    October 26, 2010

    Dr Siegel — You got my 5 stars, I think, but as reported above, physics dot org gives no haptic, aural, or visual response to a person’s vote, so I am not for sure. I am sure that I GAVE the stars. I hope you RECEIVE the stars.

    I like your blog a lot! One of my faves! I even like your (over)use of exclamation points! Keep it up! Thanks!

  12. #12 RL
    October 26, 2010

    I registered and voted, too. 5 stars. Thank you for your blog. It’s informative and interesting and I always look forward to your next post.

  13. #13 dini sohbet
    October 27, 2010

    platforumumuz islami sohbet sitelerimizde Seviyeli Sohbet için Google Arama Motorlarında
    Lider site olmak ve sohbette bir kıvılcım baslatmak huzur dolu bir sohbetin en iyi mekanı
    olmak için çalışmalarımızda gayet özen göstermekteyiz
    tenk you admin

  14. #14 dizi izle
    October 27, 2010

    Hayta dizi sitesinin amacı izleyicilerine tüm dizilerin yeni bölümlerini yayınlamaktır. Dizi sitemizde dizi severler dizilerini kesintisiz ve tek parça olarak izleyebilmektedirler. dizileri izlerken donma falan olmuyor. herkese tavsiye edebilecegimiz bir dizi izle sitesidir. Thank You admin

  15. #15 islami sohbet
    October 29, 2010

    Sitemiz islami sohbet aramalarında en iyi yer gelmeyi amaç edinmiştir

  16. #16 islami sohbet
    October 29, 2010

    platforumumuz islami sohbet sitelerimizde Seviyeli Sohbet için Google Arama Motorlarında Lider site olmak ve sohbette bir kıvılcım baslatmak huzur dolu bir sohbetin en iyi mekanı saygılar çakma hafız ali tenk you admin

  17. #17 Ascentive
    November 10, 2010

    I think I missed my opportunity to vote, but I’ll be sure to check back again!

  18. #18 CHAT SAYFALARI
    December 4, 2010

    Sohbet Sitemiz Herzaman insanlara hizmet etmek amaçlıdır. ve öylede devam edeceğiz. Bizler mirc indir sektöründe hizmet ederken cok zorluklarla karsılasıyoruz. ama sizin gibi güzel siteler ve iyi yöneticiler sayesinde herzaman güzel yerlere geliyoruz. teşekkür ederim admin

  19. #19 islami forum
    December 4, 2010

    platforumumuz islami forum sitelerimizde Seviyeli Sohbet için Google Arama Motorlarında Lider site olmak ve sohbette bir kıvılcım baslatmak huzur dolu bir sohbetin en iyi mekanı saygılar çakma SoN tenk you admin thank you diye yazılır bukadar cahillik olmas ama :)