Vote for Dr. A!

The polls are now open over at for the 2006 Medical Weblog Awards. I've been nominated in two categories, but I'm only focusing my efforts on one category.

Vote for Doctor Anonymous for Best New Medical Weblog (established in 2006). I encourage you to check out my favorite posts (the links are in my sidebar) from the past six months. Those will definitely convince you to vote for me. I think I have a good mix of patient stories, current events coverage, opinion pieces, and some humorous posts to be considered for best new medical weblog of the year.

I've also been nominated for Best Overall Medical Weblog. While I appreciate the nomination, I feel I'm definitely outclassed in this strong field. Maybe one day, I'll be ready to compete with this group, but not at this point in my blog life.

According to MedGadget, here are the rules for voting and counting:

Judges will conduct a review of each blog submitted and will vote to sort out those blogs that don't belong to a particular category, or simply splogs (spam blogs.) Furthermore, judges will vote for blogs. Your votes and judges' votes are counted as 50% to 50%. Such a voting system was held at a recent TV show Dancing with the Stars, and details on how the counting was done can be found here.

Voting for the awards will be open to all, but you will only be able to vote once. (No hacking or cookie manipulation will be tolerated -- only one vote for each category from a particular IP address.)

The polls will close on Sunday, January 14, 2007 at midnight PST. But, don't wait until then! Cast your vote right now. Vote Doctor Anonymous for Best New Medical Weblog (established in 2006). Don't forget to vote in the other categories. Thanks so much for your consideration!