I haven’t been very good about blog awards, and I think I missed acknowledging the last one which arrived last year some time (my apologies to whoever sent it along). This time I thought I’d better be more timely about acknowledging it, so a big thank you to Subadra at Library of Books, Links & More for thinking of me along with nine others for the “blog with substance award”. Subadra definitely blogs with substance — head over to her blog for hundreds of home schooling links, especially for science and math. Thanks so much to Subadra for thinking I blog with substance. At this point I’m happy to be blogging, period!
I’m supposed to acknowledge the rules of the award:
1. Sum up your blogging motivation, philosophy and experience in exactly 10 words.
Oh dear, motivation, eh? I haven’t exactly been motivated. I suppose I have to give the award back now…
(I’m not very good at coloring within the lines, either. So much for 10 words, or 10 blogs.)
2. Pass it on to 10 other blogs with substance.
I’m going to do something different and instead of picking friends who blog — usually other home schooling bloggers, or kidlit bloggers — pick blogs by bloggers who don’t know me at all. If you’re at all interested in science, you might already read some of the best contemporary science writers, many of whom have blogged at ScienceBlogs. In which case you probably know about the recent PepsiCo blog fiasco, and if not, you can read all about it here, and at The Guardian too. A number of ScienceBloggers decided the situation was untenable, opting to remove their blogs from ScienceBlogs. They are the blogs with substance I’m choosing, and while they don’t need a pat on the back from a home schooling mother, I think their actions deserve recognition and their new homes deserve publicity. And they are always science writers worth reading, wherever their blog homes are:
David Dobbs at Neuron Culture
Blake Stacy at Science after Sunclipse
PalMD at White Coat Underground
GrrlScientist, one of Farm School’s favorite science bloggers because she’s “an evolutionary biologist/ornithologist who writes about E3: Evolution, Ecology and Ethology, and the subtle relationships between these phenomena, especially in birds”
Deborah Blum at Speakeasy Science; Ms. Blum is a Pulitzer Prize-winning science reporter and the author of the recent The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York
Suzanne E Franks at Thus Spake Zuska
Mark Chu-Carroll at Good Math, Bad Math (no new home as yet)
Chris Rowan and Anne Jefferson at Highly Allochthonous
Travis Saunders and Peter Janiszewski at Obesity Panacea
Eric Michael Johnson at The Primate Diaries in Exile
Dave Bacon at The Quantum Pontiff
Mike Dunford at The Questionable Authority (no new home as yet)
Scicurious at Are You Scicurious?
Brian Switek; author of Written in Stone: Evolution, the Fossil Record, and Our Place in Nature (to be published in November 2010)
Abel Pharmboy at Terra Sigillata
Alex Wild at Myrmecos Blog