Liebster Blog Award, thanks supernova!

Liebster Blog Award

I would like to express my sincerest thanks to supernova for my Liebster Blog Award nomination which I am delighted to accept.

Thank you supernova, you made my day with such a wonderful surprise. I feel honoured that you chose me and my blog for this award, and I am very grateful.

The rules of this award are:

1) Post eleven facts about yourself.
2) Answer the questions the blogger has set for you and create eleven questions for people you’ve nominated.
3) Choose eleven people to give this award to and link them in your post.
4) Go to their blogs and tell them.

The eleven facts about myself are:

1. Recently, the most frequent commenters at my blog are:

Commenter Comments
petrel41 451
bearspawprint 41
barbarastanley 41
narhvalur 34
desertrose 26
Clanmother 26
Serenity 22

* Based on the 1000 most recent comments.

2. My most commented upon blog posts:

Post Comments
Blog of the Year 2012 award, thanks dogdaz! 109
Blog of the Year 2012 award, thanks Russell! 52
Very Inspiring Blogger Award, thanks Arlen! 46
Humpback whale beaches on Dutch island 32
Versatile Blogger Award again, thanks Miss Marzipan! 31
Blog of the Year 2012 award, thanks Miss Marzipan! 29
Blog of the Year 2012 award, thanks waji! 29
South Asian bird news 29
Beached humpback whale Netherlands, videos 28
Very Inspiring Blogger award, thanks II 4S Aopmrdd! 28
Dutch stranded humpback whale update 27

* Based on the 1000 most recent comments.

3. My visitors’ search terms for finding my blog of yesterday early morning were

Search Views
the meaning of geneva, where capital lives 7
egyptian sarcophagus 3
bahrain prostitutes places 3
lady liuwa 2
bird species 2
brigitte bardot anti semite 2
british iraq war political cartoons 2
nzl fugro 2000 rapport noord 1
“complutense university of madrid” plos one”olduvai gorge” 1
Other search terms 47
Unknown search terms 13
Total search terms 70

4. Around me, after wintry weather, there were higher temperature days. But today, snow again.
5. I have the My community widget enabled on my blog. Not too many pictures, in order not to slow down the loading of my blog posts. The My community pictures change constantly.
6. Today, the number of subscribers at my blog is 804.
7. I used to watch football matches on TV at least once a week.
8. Now, I mostly watch only important matches, like World Cup matches.
9. I now have four pages at my blog. Recently, I added the Awards page.
10. Years ago, I used to listen much to radio.
11. Now, my radio listening is mainly limited to a natural history program once a week.

My eleven nominees are:

1. Lee’s Birdwatching Adventures Plus

2. Ron Scubadiver’s Wild Life

3. Graciously 50

4. Transplanted Tatar

5. SoundEagle

6. Be inquisitive


8. Words Of Birds

9. Wise Counsel

10. myguiltypleasures

11. TheReporterandTheGirl

My eleven new questions for my nominees are:

1. What did the Internet, in general, change in your life?
2. What did your blog change in your life?
3. Are there differences in your blog, from when it started, compared to now?
4. What is your favourite WordPress feature?
5. What is the worst WordPress feature?
6. Which bird species around where you live do you like particularly?
7. Which country, which you have never been to yet, would you like to visit? Why?
8. Which book you have read do you dislike most? Why?
9. Which is the most beautiful national park, nature reserve etc. which you have ever visited?
10. Are you on Facebook? If so, then why?
11. If you are not on Facebook, then why not?

Here are the eleven questions I’ve been asked by supernova.

1. Why did you start your blog?

Ans: I started to read other people’s blogs in 2004. Then, I read about a site called ModBlog which got good reviews. I started blogging at ModBlog in January 2005. But soon, ModBlog was bought by a big corporation and went down the drain, and I had to move.

For more about why I blog, see here.

2. Do you prefer Sunrise or Sunset?

Ans: Any of these two are beautiful; if there are not so many clouds that they become invisible 🙂

3. If you could take a whim and make it come true, what would it be?

Ans: To stop all wars in the world.

4. What is your favourite book?

Ans: There are so many books. My reply on this varies from day to day. Today: The Price of My Soul, by Bernadette Devlin.

5. My favourite cartoon character?

Ans: Polly Esther of the Samurai Pizza Cats.

6. What would you give up if you had to?

Ans: smoking (fortunately, I never started 🙂 ).

7. Are you a Blog addict?

Ans: Yes!

8. Do you prefer camping or a hotel?

Ans: I prefer a roof over my head when it rains or snows.

9. As a child, what did you want to be?

Ans: A palaeontologist.

10. As you grew up did you become a better person?

Ans: Probably.

11. If you could change something what would it be?

Stop torture and wars.

22 thoughts on “Liebster Blog Award, thanks supernova!

  1. SoundEagle is very honoured to be nominated for the Liebster Blog Award.

    Being quite occupied lately, it will take some time for SoundEagle to prepare a post about this award, as there is a backlog of posts awaiting to be completed and published, plus other errands and duties. It is uncertain as to whether SoundEagle can comply with all the rules of this award. All in good time. Please be patient with SoundEagle. Thank you.


  2. Hi Kitty and the Red Finch,

    SoundEagle would also like to commend you on publishing this fantastic post complete with informative statistics, heartwarming nominations for the Liebster Blog Award, as well as personal questions and answers. Deligently prepared and well done indeed!


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