Liebster Award, thanks stellingsma2010!


Liebster Award

My dear blogging friend stellingsma2010 of the blog hansstellingsma has been so kind to nominate Dear Kitty. Some blog for the Liebster Award.

Thank you so much for this kind gesture!

Rules for the Liebster Award:

Post 11 random facts about yourself.

Answer 11 questions asked by the person who nominated you.

Nominate 11 bloggers, the bloggers you award are to do the same.

Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog etc.)

Eleven facts about myself:

1. Recently, I saw many beautiful birds near the Pyrenees in Spain. See here.

2. Where did most visits to my blog come from today so far?

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United States FlagUnited States 1,558
Jamaica FlagJamaica 58
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 37
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 24
Canada FlagCanada 9
France FlagFrance 9
Belgium FlagBelgium 8
Australia FlagAustralia 7
India FlagIndia 5
South Africa FlagSouth Africa 5
Germany FlagGermany 4
Qatar FlagQatar 4
Italy FlagItaly 4

3. Where did most visits to my blog come from this month?

Top Views by Country for 30 days ending 2014-11-17 (Summarized)

Country Views
United States FlagUnited States 33,509
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 1,972
Jamaica FlagJamaica 681
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 589
Canada FlagCanada 481
Australia FlagAustralia 430
Germany FlagGermany 406
France FlagFrance 336
India FlagIndia 269
Romania FlagRomania 165
Sweden FlagSweden 163
Italy FlagItaly 138
Spain FlagSpain 113
Ireland FlagIreland 111
Belgium FlagBelgium 109
New Zealand FlagNew Zealand 103
Belize FlagBelize 98
Greece FlagGreece 94
Switzerland FlagSwitzerland 90
Brazil FlagBrazil 88
Norway FlagNorway 85
Philippines FlagPhilippines 83
Indonesia FlagIndonesia 81
Turkey FlagTurkey 78
South Africa FlagSouth Africa 78
United Arab Emirates FlagUnited Arab Emirates 77
Bahrain FlagBahrain 71
Japan FlagJapan 68

4. Where did most visits to my blog come from this year?

Top Views by Country for 365 days ending 2014-11-17 (Summarized)

Country Views
United States FlagUnited States 149,141
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 30,299
Jamaica FlagJamaica 8,521
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 8,317
Canada FlagCanada 8,216
Australia FlagAustralia 5,826
Germany FlagGermany 5,239
France FlagFrance 4,723
Sweden FlagSweden 4,636
India FlagIndia 3,803
Italy FlagItaly 1,899
Spain FlagSpain 1,881
Greece FlagGreece 1,775
South Africa FlagSouth Africa 1,764
Romania FlagRomania 1,716
Belgium FlagBelgium 1,709
Philippines FlagPhilippines 1,492
Bahrain FlagBahrain 1,455
Ireland FlagIreland 1,423
New Zealand FlagNew Zealand 1,408
Turkey FlagTurkey 1,126
Indonesia FlagIndonesia 1,094
Norway FlagNorway 1,091
Saudi Arabia FlagSaudi Arabia 1,026

5. Which blog posts or pages attracted most visits so far today?

Title Views
Home page / Archives 197
Saudi princesses tortured for protesting regime’s anti-women policy 11
Will killer of Michael Brown be indicted? 11
British miners’ strike, new film 10
Rare squid beaches in Belgium 10
Turkish government deal with ISIS 10
Griffon and bearded vultures in Spain 8
Birds in Spain, last day 8
French ex-President Sarkozy’s homophobia 7
UAE princely hunters threaten Tanzanian people and wildlife 6

6. Which blog posts or pages attracted most visits this week?

2014-11-10 to Today

7. Which blog posts or pages attracted most visits this month?

2014-10-18 to Today

8. Which search terms brought most people to my blog this week?

2014-11-10 to Today

Search Views
chinas problems about godwits china 5
rare birds of vietnaum 5
protest songs about racism 4
snowy owls 4
egyptian sarcophagus 3
dutch nature bridges 3
femmes hongroises 3
truth about michael browns death 2
cioppi pliocene whale 2

9. Which search terms brought most people to my blog this month?

2014-10-18 to Today

Search Views
sarcophagus 14
egyptian sarcophagus 9
bijju 8
dear kitty some blog 8
isis torture 6
edible wild mushrooms of north america 6

10. On links to which sites did visitors to my blog click most this week?

2014-11-10 to Today

URL Clicks
en.wikipedia.org 42
WordPress.com Media 12
independent.co.uk 8
morningstaronline.co.uk 7
commondreams.org 5
wsws.org 4
lds.org 4
alternet.org 3

11. Most popular topics Dear Kitty. Some blog has written about this week:

Topic Views
Human rights 580
Peace and war 525
Economic, social, trade union, etc. 487
Environment 477
UK 410
history 359
Crime 352
Birds 343

My answers to stellingsma2010′s questions:

1. What’s the best thing ever in your life?

My journey to the Antarctic.

2. If you could make 1 wish what would that be?

Stop all wars.

3. What is your favorite animal?

I have many favourites. Today, it may be the wallcreeper, maybe tomorrow another species.

4. What is your biggest blooper?

So many that I am not sure which one was biggest :)

5. What would you do with 1.000.000 in cash?

It depends on what currency :)

6. What is your favorite food?

Pineapple.

7. Name 1 blogger you would like to meet in person.

Riverbend of the Baghdad Burning blog.

8. Tell us a joke?

Man in restaurant: Waiter! There is a fly in my soup!

Waiter: Don’t worry, sir; there is a spider on the bread.

9. Which man or woman you think is the hottest?

Melina Mercouri, unfortunately no longer alive.

10. Name 1 country all people should have seen in life?

Suriname.

11. Who is your biggest enemy?

Propagandists for wars and oppression.

My eleven new questions for my nominees are:

1. Which country where you have never been to would you like to visit?

2. If you could travel on a spaceship, where in space would you like to go?

3. What is your favourite bird species?

4. What is your favourite mammal species?

5. What is your favourite plant species?

6. Who is your least favourite politician?

7. If you could go back in history, to which person would you like to talk?

8. If WordPress would stop, would you continue to blog elsewhere?

9. If yes to question 8, where would you blog then?

10. About which country which you visited do you have the best memories?

11. Do you play a musical instrument? If so, which one?

My eleven nominees:

1. Victoritza

2. A Teenage Girl’s Diary

3. Maria went to town

4. Nina Kaytel

5. Love, love, love postcards

6. laurnaguistepublicist

7. Low Wire

8. Lololomay’s Music/Art site

9. Dolgheri Marina

10. Black Women Stand Up

11. mathblogger101

Versatile Blogger Award, thanks Barbara!


Versatile Blogger Award

Barbara of IdealisticRebel blog has been so generous to nominate Dear Kitty. Some blog for the Versatile Blogger Award.

Thank you so much, my dear blogger friend!

The rules of this award are:

1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you.

2. Nominate 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award and include a link to their site (and tell them that you have nominated them).

3. State 7 things about yourself.

SEVEN THINGS ABOUT ME:

1. Where did most visits to my blog come from today so far?

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United States FlagUnited States 837
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 38
Canada FlagCanada 20
France FlagFrance 16
Germany FlagGermany 12
Greece FlagGreece 10
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 9
Philippines FlagPhilippines 9
Sweden FlagSweden 5
India FlagIndia 5
Spain FlagSpain 5
Italy FlagItaly 4

2. This week, there were less new posts on my blog than usually. This is because I was at beautiful places. I will blog about this, but many photos still need sorting out, so it will start a bit slowly.

3. Where did most visits to my blog come from this month?

Country Views
United States FlagUnited States 34,233
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 2,031
Jamaica FlagJamaica 875
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 586
Canada FlagCanada 469
Australia FlagAustralia 445
Germany FlagGermany 406
France FlagFrance 331
India FlagIndia 287
Sweden FlagSweden 212
Romania FlagRomania 192
Norway FlagNorway 130
Belgium FlagBelgium 124
South Africa FlagSouth Africa 107
Spain FlagSpain 106
Italy FlagItaly 106
Ireland FlagIreland 104
Philippines FlagPhilippines 103
Brazil FlagBrazil 100
Turkey FlagTurkey 89
United Arab Emirates FlagUnited Arab Emirates 88
Greece FlagGreece 84
Bahrain FlagBahrain 81
New Zealand FlagNew Zealand 79
Indonesia FlagIndonesia 79
Switzerland FlagSwitzerland 78
Japan FlagJapan 69
Pakistan FlagPakistan 61

4. Who commented most on my blog recently?

swo8 47
prayerwarriorpsychicnot 46
sedge808 36
Dr. Rex 35
Winslie Gomez 30

5. Which blog posts or pages attracted most visits to my blog this week?

2014-10-29 to Today

6. Most popular topics Dear Kitty. Some blog has written about:

Topic Views
Human rights 547
Peace and war 489
Economic, social, trade union, etc. 487
Environment 350
UK 306
history 247
Crime 231
Biology 190
Visual arts 186

If you tag your posts effectively, this panel will show you which topics get the most traffic. Snapshot generated from your top posts over the past week.

7. Which search terms brought most visits to my blog this month?

2014-10-06 to Today

Search Views
sarcophagus 20
egyptian sarcophagus 8
dear kitty some blog 7
edible wild mushrooms of north america 6
isis torture 6
ex labour mp who branded tony blair a war criminal 6
new discoveries at stonhenge 5
dear kitty 5
colin powel gulf war abc weapons of mass destruction 4
hitler’s relationship with the aristocracy 4

My fifteen nominees are … err … sorry, sixteen, not fifteen:

1. ku-man

2. fayelucinda

3. Sara C Roethle

4. Patsy’s Creative Corner

5. John Mallaney

6. A Blog to Regret

7. JM

8. My Pain, My Life, My Struggles, My Fight

9. MUSINGS Of A PLUVIOPHILE

10. Global Social Change

11. nearlylost

12. Mes Clics et Mes Claques : Afrique du Sud

13. J. M. Weselby

14. Ala hmedy artist

15. Michelle Pini

16. The Riot: A Millennials Take on Human Rights and Politics

Record number of visits to my blog this October


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After September 2014 was a month with a record number of visits to my blog, this October broke that record.

There were 44,575 visits.

Thank you, everyone!

My pages and blog posts with most visits this October were:

Title Views
Home page / Archives 4,541
Turkish government deal with ISIS 419
Bahraini king’s sexual harassment of Lebanese singer 133
Most hated animals top 50 127
Italian hunter thinks cyclist is a hare 118
USA: ancient Egyptian sarcophagus as corporate boss’ plaything 110
Will US soldier escape punishment for rape of Dutch girl? 109
Rubens, Rembrandt, differences in what they painted 98
Dadabhai Naoroji not the first Indian to be elected to British parliament 94
About 91
Poisonous caterpillars infest Spurn Point in England 89
German anti war artist Käthe Kollwitz 86

Record number of visits to my blog this September


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August 2014 brought a record number of visits to my blog.

In September 2014, there were even more visits. The most ever during one month: 30,853.

Where did those visits come from?

Top Views by Country for 30 days ending 2014-10-01 (Summarized)

Country Views
United States FlagUnited States 20,981
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 2,101
Jamaica FlagJamaica 832
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 698
Sweden FlagSweden 554
Canada FlagCanada 457
Germany FlagGermany 411
France FlagFrance 335
Australia FlagAustralia 319
India FlagIndia 293
Spain FlagSpain 210
Italy FlagItaly 178
Greece FlagGreece 134
Japan FlagJapan 126
South Africa FlagSouth Africa 124
Korea, Republic of FlagRepublic of Korea 112
New Zealand FlagNew Zealand 109
Romania FlagRomania 109
Belgium FlagBelgium 104
Norway FlagNorway 101
Brazil FlagBrazil 93
Ireland FlagIreland 92
Pakistan FlagPakistan 90
Switzerland FlagSwitzerland 87
Philippines FlagPhilippines 87
Turkey FlagTurkey 84
Indonesia FlagIndonesia 80
Malaysia FlagMalaysia 78
Bahrain FlagBahrain 69
Singapore FlagSingapore 65
Poland FlagPoland 65
United Arab Emirates FlagUnited Arab Emirates 65
Sri Lanka FlagSri Lanka 54
Thailand FlagThailand 52
Armenia FlagArmenia 50

One Lovely Blog Award, thank you betternotbroken!


One Lovely Blog Award

My dear blogging friend betternotbroken was so kind to nominate my blog for the One Lovely Blog Award.

Thanks so much!

The rules of the One Lovely Blog Award are:

Give credit to the awesome person who nominated you,
Describe seven things about yourself,
Nominate 15 other bloggers [presumably, linking to them, and telling them about it at their blogs].

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My list of seven things about me:

1. This morning, the sun shines outside after rain yesterday.

2. Which blog posts or pages attracted most visits to my blog today so far?

Title Views
Home page / Archives 54
Hunch-backed dolphins off Bahrain 6
August 2014, most visits ever to my blog 5
Bird book exhibition in The Hague, the Netherlands 5
Young Sandwich terns with rings seen again 4
500,000 visits milestone on this blog, thanks! 3
Marzipan seals 3
British government accused of helping monarchist torturers in Nepal 3
English birds news update 3
Bahrain arrest of human rights activist, oppression of workers 3

3. Which blog posts or pages attracted most visits to my blog this week?

2014-08-25 to Today

4. Where did visits to my blog come from mostly today so far?

Country Views
United States FlagUnited States 192
Jamaica FlagJamaica 26
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 23
Sweden FlagSweden 16
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 5
Australia FlagAustralia 5
Korea, Republic of FlagRepublic of Korea 4
India FlagIndia 4
France FlagFrance 3
Japan FlagJapan 3
Italy FlagItaly 2
Indonesia FlagIndonesia 2
Germany FlagGermany 2

5. Where did visits to my blog come from mostly this month?

Country Views
United States FlagUnited States 18,896
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 2,182
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 795
Jamaica FlagJamaica 662
Sweden FlagSweden 600
Germany FlagGermany 391
Canada FlagCanada 374
Australia FlagAustralia 373
France FlagFrance 275
India FlagIndia 214
Romania FlagRomania 178
Philippines FlagPhilippines 154
Belgium FlagBelgium 136
South Africa FlagSouth Africa 125
Italy FlagItaly 100
Indonesia FlagIndonesia 97
New Zealand FlagNew Zealand 96
Greece FlagGreece 95
Bahrain FlagBahrain 90
Russian Federation FlagRussian Federation 90
Norway FlagNorway 86
Switzerland FlagSwitzerland 75
Japan FlagJapan 75
Saudi Arabia FlagSaudi Arabia 72
Ireland FlagIreland 70
Turkey FlagTurkey 69
Poland FlagPoland 57
Thailand FlagThailand 57
Singapore FlagSingapore 56
Spain FlagSpain 56
United Arab Emirates FlagUnited Arab Emirates 56
Israel FlagIsrael 52
Pakistan FlagPakistan 51
Egypt FlagEgypt 51
Brazil FlagBrazil 50

6. Which Internet search terms brought most visits to my blog this month?

Search Views
whipping women 12
protests in ukraine against military conscription 10
most hated animal in the world 9
elm guest house kitty 9
poisonous caterpillars 7
i am mike brown 6
michael brown rap song 6
lurgan shooting of eugene mc guigan 5
who is isis and what have they been recently doing that caused the u.s. to renew a bombing campaign in iraq? 4
isis made in usa 4
bijju animal 4
famous dutch painters 4

7. Which Internet search terms brought most visits to my blog, ever since the blog moved to WordPress in December 2011?

Search Views
iguana 433
watergate scandal 386
prostitution in bahrain 366
poisonous caterpillars 275
egyptian sarcophagus 264
atsinganosaurus velauciensis 257
napalm girl 249
iraq war 208
long tailed tit 197
cercopithecus lomamiensis 189

My fifteen nominees are:

1. The Mind of Micheline

2. Juliana Mare

3. The Liberated Way

4. Nimmu’s

5. ~HeartTricks~

6. European Seabirds Blog

7. dou dou birds

8. Dianne Gray author

9. IRES: Behavioral ecology of red-backed fairy-wrens

10. Insidethelifeofmoi

11. Un café con dos de azúcar

12. P0vestiare

13. sandrafirstruleoffilmclubharris

14. Lazy Island Sundays

15. rockyourworld

August 2014, most visits ever to my blog


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August 2014 was the month with most visits to my blog, ever since it moved to WordPress in December 2011: 29,316.

This is a bit unexpected, August being a summer month; and many blogs, including mine, usually get less visits in summer than in other seasons.

Before this August, the busiest month was, according to my WordPress counter, November 2012, with 28,225 visits.

There are differences between the November 2012 visits and the August 2014 visits.

The three blog posts, or pages, which attracted most visits in November 2012 were:

Title Views
British Thatcher aide accused of child abuse 5,507
Home page / Archives 3,360
Thatcher’s Downing Street child abuse scandal 964

So, two blog posts about that sexual abuse scandal, then much in the news in Britain, plus the home page, together accounted for 9,831 visits, over a third of total visits.

A more complete list of visits in November 2012 is here.

While in August 2014, visits were much more evenly spread over more pages.

The blog posts and pages, attracting most visits in August 2014:

Top Posts for 30 days ending 2014-09-01 (Summarized)

Title Views
Home page / Archives 3,340
Bahraini king’s sexual harassment of Lebanese singer 223
Dutch nazi travelled to Ukraine 134
About 133
Saudi woman gets 150 whip lashes for driving 131
Thai women’s escape from Bahraini forced prostitution 110
Most hated animals top 50 109
Britain’s national bird, new vote 95
Dutch nazis praise foreign mercenaries in Kiev’s army 79
New rail species discovery in California 76