Kings of the blogosphere: Minnesota edition
With more than a half million votes cast in 45 categories, two Minnesotans have walked away with top honors in the 2006 Weblog Awards. PZ Myers, an associate professor of biology at the University of Minnesota Morris (and former CP profile subject), won the Best Science Blog category for Pharyngula. James Lileks, Star Tribune columnist (and former CP profile subject), won Best Individual Blog for The Bleat.
In a post noting his honor, Myers was characteristically self-deprecating. "I have no illusions, though: this really isn't a recognition that I have the best science blog, it's evidence that I can put together a really good PR campaign that will turn out the vote for a meaningless weblog award." As of this writing, Lileks has yet to make mention of his triumph in his daily Bleat. The day previous, though, he made it clear that it was on his mind, writing: "Hey: that award is announced on Monday. Hope I win; hope I deserve it."
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