Holy crap, I've been nominated!
Believe it or not, I've been nominated for Best New Blog!
(Clearly, those who nominated me must have somehow missed or overlooked my EneMan and Hitler Zombie posts.)
To stoke my already enormous ego even more, I've also been nominated for Best Medical Weblog over at Medgadget's Medical Weblog Awards. (I guess I didn't make the cutoff for best New Medical Weblog, because, to be eligible, your blog has to have been established in 2005, and I foolishly started mine a couple of weeks before that.)
Do I have a prayer of winning? My guess is probably not, mainly because I don't think I'm political enough (translation: right wing enough) to win Best New Blog in The Weblog Awards, and I doubt Respectful Insolence is a "pure enough" medical blog to win Medgaget's more specialized award (too much wandering into science, skepticism, and history--and too much Hitler Zombie--I suspect, and not a tight enough focus on medicine). Also, the competition is tough, and I don't plan on lobbying any more than this one post.
But, hey, you never know.
Geez, this reminds me. I really have to get cracking on that new template. It just doesn't do to continue to use this generic Blogger template. Unfortunately, I'm having problems getting my posts to show properly in the new template and haven't yet come up with a banner that I like. If anyone out there is a whiz with designing customized Blogger templates, perhaps you wouldn't mind my showing you what I have so far and your telling me why my posts don't show up. Instead, only Blogger tags show up in the center layer. (Of course, if you tell me my current concept is butt-ugly and that I should start again from scratch, that's OK too; you might be right.)
And, of course, thanks to all who nominated me and who led my visit count to pass a quarter of a million sometime yesterday.