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

Egyptian blogger freed on bail

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From Associated Press:

Sep. 15, 2014 | 12:13 PM

Egypt’s most prominent activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah released on bail

CAIRO: Relatives say that Egypt’s most prominent activist who is standing retrial after being sentenced to 15 years in prison for violating to the country’s draconian protest law, has been released on bail.

Mona Seif, sister of blogger Alaa Abdel-Fattah, a vocal government critic since mid-2000, said on her Facebook page that her brother has been granted a release on bail of 5,000 Egyptian pounds (714 dollars) along with two other activists Monday. His lawyer confirmed the release.

She added that the judge presiding over his retrial had stepped down at the request of defense lawyers.

Abdel-Fattah’s sentence was the harshest sentence given to secular activists amid authorities’ crackdown on Islamists. He was granted a retrial last month on charges of organizing an unauthorized protest last November.

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].


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

500,000 visits milestone on this blog, thanks!

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My counter has just marked that ever since my blog moved to WordPress in December 2011, there have been over 500,000 visits. Thanks, all visitors!

Which blog posts or pages attracted most visits, ever since December 2011?

Top Posts for all days ending 2014-08-30 (Summarized)

Title Views
Home page / Archives 75,019
Bahraini king’s sexual harassment of Lebanese singer 6,184
British Thatcher aide accused of child abuse 5,897
About 4,340
After 35 years, wounds of Vietnamese napalm girl Kim Phuc still hurt 2,530
Poisonous caterpillars infest Spurn Point in England 2,529
Zambian lioness Lady Liuwa update 2,199
Thai women’s escape from Bahraini forced prostitution 2,099
Günter Grass poem on Greece and austerity, English translation 1,966
Boy raped by priest, then castrated 1,786
USA: ancient Egyptian sarcophagus as corporate boss’ plaything 1,548
Most hated animals top 50 1,534
Dutch in Suriname, most cruel slave-masters 1,233
Lesser Antillean iguana in danger 1,203
Bronzino painting restored after prude censorship 1,181
Britain: Tony Blair’s own Watergate scandal 1,111
Thatcher’s Downing Street child abuse scandal 1,099
Awards 1,081
Rubens, Rembrandt, differences in what they painted 1,030
Stop whipping of raped Maldives girl 1,021
Dutch war crimes in Indonesia, photos 1,012
Will US soldier escape punishment for rape of Dutch girl? 1,004
Frequently asked questions 1,001

More Zemanta possibilities on my blog

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As I said before, there is Zemanta on my blog.

One option of Zemanta which I did not use until today was the Preferences option.

On the right of the Zemanta box, if one’s blog is in Visual mode, one can click on Preferences.

Then, a new window opens. There one can add either one’s own other blogs, or ‘blogs by others’ to one’s Preferences.

If you have managed to link these URL’s, next time you write a blog post in Visual mode, then you will be able to choose between Zemanta’s suggested links, and links from your own Preferences sites.

You can add URL’s either of blogs in the strict sense, or of many other Internet sites.

My first experience today was a bit complex: you can add, but not Greenpeace. You can add British anarchist site, but not United States anarchist site A bit mysterious.

Still, I consider this an improvement to my blog possibilities.